Monkey Mayhem - Introduction
“The who, what, when, where and why of the new project”
19th July 2019 - Design for Need, Project, Monkey Mayhem, Introduction
By Finn Brownbill and Matt McClumpha
Situated between hot plains and the Himalayas in Northern India, lies the Himachal Pradesh State. This region encompasses 100s of villages and farmland spread across its spectacular, rugged mountainous terrain. Summers reach scorching hot temperatures, partnered with a monsoon season of which approximately 70% of the yearly rainfall is received during this time (June to August). Life across this region can come with many challenges, with members of the community battling against poor agriculture, deforestation, a lack irrigation and clean drinking water. There are also many socio-economic problems such as, gender inequality and a lack of health care and education. By means of collective participatory action, over the last 40 years the communities across the region have worked on improving these problems in partnership with the RUCHI organisation.