Change is not something that happens automatically. Our collective effort is what acts as a catalyst in the process of change, said Sharda Devi, President of Samagra Jal Vikas Samiti of Pipra. Earlier, women of this village had to walk 2 to 3 kilometers to collect water, spending most of their time in this pursuit. The situation is vastly different now. Now the village has two hand pumps and 19 stand posts, thanks to the Development Alternatives - Arghyam intervention. Now the women do not have to walk miles to fetch water. For the location of the water sources, choices and preferences of villagers were taken into consideration.