In December last year, Jeanet made a short trip to India. She got a good understanding of what the Samoon project means in practice: supporting seed banks at people’s homes, purchasing stock in villages for the shop in Khadi, logistics around orders, including packaging, making bills and arranging transport. It involves a lot of work and those involved are learning by doing. The creation of a market for the organic Samoon-products in Delhi is on top of the agenda of our partners. Discussions took place about the various steps this would entail. It is quite a different undertaking compared to the realisation of water projects in the villages. For example, a sustainable business model needs to be developed.

Pictures: seed banks at people’s homes, products for the Samoon-shop

In the meantime, water initiatives are ongoing. During the visit Jeanet admired the water tank built with the support of the Rotary Club Amsterdam West. A short video was made of the tank and family who owns it.

Visit to India