For decades, villagers in the Indian district Coria suffered from water shortages, but officials turned a blind eye to this problem. To rectify the situation took a 15-year-old Shyam Lal: he just took a shovel and started to dig a pond. The villagers laughed at as a teenager, but he continued to work for 27 years and finally created the pond. Now the villagers call him a Savior and role model.
"Nobody helped me, neither the district administration nor the villagers," said 42-year-old Lal.