In the remote, barren and arid villages in rural India, communities are still struggling to survive without running water. The charity, WaterHarvest, provides grant funding and technical support for water-based rural development projects in India and works to help communities gain access to clean water in a sustainable way.
Rajasthan has one of the oldest cultures in the world stretching back well before Christ. While the people of England were merely hunting and gathering, the civilisations in Rajasthan were an empire of cities, temples and grand warrior armies led by elephants. Much of how we live today is owed to these longstanding cultures around the world which we eventually traded with.
During 2019, the Matthew Good Foundation spent time on the ground with WaterHarvest to understand how their projects are funded and the impact the charity is having on communities in rural India.
Our funds have been used to create films to raise awareness of WaterHarvest’s mission by bringing what they do to life. A three-strong team from the Matthew Good Foundation spent several weeks visiting Water Harvest’s projects, spending time with the team and analysing its processes. The documentary shows the work the charity does and why it is so sustainable.
Amplify Charity Films
These films were produced as an external perspective into the work that WaterHarvest does. Initially we made two films. A longer film that covers a lot of the detail and short version who givens a brief overview.
These short films were produced to illustrate a few of the initiatives that WaterHarvest does beyond merely harvesting and storing rain water.
New videos for 2023
In 2023 our funds helped to produce a new series of videos for WaterHarvest, narrated by Tim Good.
Latest Project Updates
3 new short films for WaterHarvest
Our funding has helped WaterHarvest to release 3 new films for 2023, including 2 new episodes of WaterHarvest Stories, which feature the real life impact stories of families helped by WaterHarvest.
A new short film for WaterHarvest
We’ve just completed another short film for WaterHarvest, a charity helping indigenous people in Rajasthan harvest rainwater.
Using the Chauka System to Harvest Water in Rajasthan
Last year we provided funds to Water Harvest to create films to raise awareness of WaterHarvest’s mission by bringing what they do to life. We were delighted to find out that since the films were published, WaterHarvest has seen a significant increase in donations that are helping them continue their vital work.
Filming in Rajasthan
I’ve just returned from a project in Rajasthan, India. One of the oldest cultures in the world stretching back well before Christ. While the people of England were merely hunting and gathering, the civilisations in Rajasthan were an empire of cities, temples and grand warrior armies led by elephants.