Voices of the Runway for Water
In Chikhaldara, home to many of India’s tribal communities, the terrain is hilly and increasingly dry. Monsoon season brings decent rainfall, but the rocky soil makes restoring and retaining groundwater difficult. Years of discrimination, poverty, and land-use issues have left some struggling with various crises, from health to nutrition to water. Meet a few of the women who live, work and care for their families here.
Read more about the Chikhaldara region of India where Water For People works.
Making Runway for Water
The Runway for Water film was created just before the monsoon season in May 2023 in close partnership with the women of Ekjira village, the local Water For People India team, and a film crew from Mumbai.
The aim is to reflect the current realities and obstacles the local women and girls face while collecting water. We shared this reality with audiences tuned into the global Fashion Weeks in Fall 2023, presenting a very different kind of runway for viewers to think about.
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