Hindustan Unilever Foundation

Hindustan Unilever Foundation (HUF) works closely with nonprofits and state governments to develop solutions that create water security and well-being for rural communities. It focusses on water conservation and the promotion of efficient use of water in agriculture in some of the most water-vulnerable regions of India.


a group of women standing in a field--community water conservation

May 26, 2023
How community ownership sustains water conservation
Learn why women from tribal communities in eastern and central India are integral to planning, building, and managing a sustainable water conservation system.
Four women gathered around a tap trying to fill their steel pots with water_water scarcity

March 14, 2023
Reversing decades of water scarcity: What it takes
For decades Adivasi hamlets in Nashik were parched for up to eight months each year. Learn how a multi-pronged solution that responded to the local context and the unique needs of the community changed this situation.
Archana Mane in discussion with other women farmers_women farmers

November 24, 2022
Women farmers of Osmanabad mean business
Group of women in a field_rural women

November 1, 2022
Rural women empower a model that thrives
SSP’s investment in rural women builds their confidence to assume public leadership roles and helps them promote climate resilience, food security, and more.
A woman with her back to the camera holds an irrigation pipe in a field_small and marginal farmers

September 16, 2022
Making agriculture viable for small and marginal farmers
Organisations such as SSP and PRADAN are demonstrating that smallholder farming can be made viable through simple and consistent innovation.
Agricultural-frontline-workers-conduct-an-onsite-demonstration-for-farmers_Hindustan-Unilever-Foundation-marketing principles rural communities

October 19, 2021
Universal principles to drive behaviour change
There is more common ground between the private and nonprofit sectors than we imagine. Insights from frontline teams reveal shared principles that can amplify impact.
A woman wearing an orange saree watching a girl wearing a mask operate a mobile phone. The article that funders in the social sector have an incredible opportunity and obligation to change our one-way relationship with data.

August 17, 2021
Funders, it’s time we change our relationship with data
Data should be used to empower frontline workers, governments, and communities to take smarter decisions, not just for donor reporting.
young women being trained in a field-rural youth agriculture

March 11, 2021
The first mile goes a long way
Rural youth are a valuable asset. Bringing them on as frontline cadres in the water and agriculture sectors can strengthen rural development.
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