Hema is the oldest of six siblings in her family, and therefore has the responsibility of walking for four hours to collect water.
Although Hema loves to study and spends one hour studying at home, she is unable to attend school. Their family does not have a substantial income as her father earns only $5 per day, so they rely on government subsidies, but necessities like wheat are frequently out of stock. In addition, the family does not have a water source, electricity, toilets or farmland. Hema’s younger sisters are likely to follow in Hema’s footsteps as they grow older.
But thanks to Roopa and Jaison Dolvane and the Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation, Hema will soon attend school and their family will have a nutritious and sustainable source of food and income through the khadin method.
Now that Hema and her sisters will be able to dedicate their full attention towards school, they are optimistic about their future.
OneProsper International will build a rainwater harvesting tank with biosand filter for Hema’s family. The tank will capture water during the summer monsoon and can be refilled from pond water. This will enable Hema to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
Hema and Pushpa will each receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.
Hema’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 | Roopa and Jaison Dolvane||$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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Hema 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 Hema will be available in February 2018.