After grade 8, both 17-year-old Jamna and 16-year-old Sita dropped out of school to help their mother with gathering water.
Jamna and Sita love to study and dedicate as much time as possible to studying at home each day. Their mother hopes that Jamna and Sita will be able to resume their education and continue their studies.
Thanks to generous donations from Kathryn Tremblay and The Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation, they will soon be able to!
Their family will receive a rainwater harvesting tank in January 2018 which will provide water for 9 months. After the water has been depleted, the tank can be refilled from pond water. Jamna and Sita will also receive a bicycle, school supplies and tuition to attend school.
As a result, the sisters will be able to complete school and pursue college. Stay tuned for more updates on Jamna and Sita.
OneProsper International will build a rainwater harvesting tank with biosand filter for Jamna and Sita’s family. The tank will capture water during the summer monsoon and can be refilled from pond water. This will enable Jamna and Sita to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
Jamna and Sita will each receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.
Jamna and Sita’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 | Kathryn Tremblay||$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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Jamna and Sita 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 Jamna and Sita will be available in February 2018.