When a girl is born the village comes together and a “trust” of roughly 31,000 rupees ($500) is created for her when she turns 20, to ensure that she will not be a financial burden to her family. Along with this, the parents of the girl sign an affidavit ensuring she will only be married after the age of 18 and has received a proper education.
How many Trees have they planted?
So far more than 250,000 trees have been planted within the community, with every tree cared for just like the daughters of the village.
This initiative has helped create employment within the community, increase social well-being and the environment around them, reduce crime and allow the birth of a girl to be seen as a positive.