The villages our project is working in have very different socio-cultural backgrounds. Uttar Chakowakheti (UC) has been a late entrant and CDHI and UBKV have had to look at different approaches to work with the communities. The attached narrative written by the CDHI team provides an interesting outline on the evolution of engagement at UC, the trust being developed and ownership growing. It highlights the value of these engagement processes with the collectives. Similar insights can be found at other project sites. We hope this description is useful for others to reflect on in the cultures and setting of their communities.