Hastu is 8 years old and lives with her sister Deepika who is 5 years-old and parents in Khushlawa village, Rajasthan, India.
Hastu loves to study and wants to be a doctor.
Hastu and Deepika’s mother wakes up at 5:00 am to collect water and then works in millet fields all day. They live in a kuchha house.
When they become older, Hastu and Deepika will be required to take over the responsibility from their mother for collecting water for their family.
Thanks to the generous support of donors Hari Aggarwal and Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation Hastu and Deepika will be able to complete their schooling and pursue college rather than walking long distances to collect water.
Their family will soon have a rainwater harvesting tank. When the construction of the tank is completed, the family will have clean water for 9 months of the year and will be able to refill their tank from a local pond. Hastu and Deepika will each receive a bicycle, school supplies and tuition. This will enable the sisters to focus their energies on their education. In addition, their family will receive training to plant a garden using the khadin method, which uses rainwater for agriculture. The khadin will provide Hastu and Deepika with nutritious food and income.
Hastu and Deepika will now be able to pursue their dreams!
OneProsper International will build a rainwater harvesting tank with biosand filter for Hastu and Deepika’s family. The tank will capture water during the summer monsoon and can be refilled from pond water. This will enable Hastu and Deepika to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
Hastu will receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.
Hastu’s family will receive training to setup a garden using Khadin cultivation. *
* A Khadin is an earthen bund that contains rainwater within an agricultural area. A khadin is one of the most effective and sustainable methods for promoting crop growth in water-scarce regions.
|Donor | Hari Aggarwal||$1,100|
|Match | Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation||$1,100|
|Start Construction of Rainwater Harvesting Tank|
|Complete Construction of Tank|
|Start of School|
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Hastu and Deepika will be able to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water after the construction of their family’s rainwater harvesting tank in January 2018.
A progress update on Hastu and Deepika will be available in February 2018.