Lakshmi and Puja are 15 years-old and 14 years-old respectively. They live with their parents in Nagnech Nagar village, Jodhpur district, Rajasthan.
Lakshmi and Puja start their day at 5:00 am. They walk several kilometers to collect water for their family. After retrieving water, they help to feed their goats and cows.
Lakshmi and Puja both enjoy studying and are keen to attend school if they had the opportunity.
Because of the generous support of donors The Hamlin School and the Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation; Lakshmi and Puja will soon have the opportunity they seek!
Their family will have a rainwater harvesting tank by January 2018 which will provide their family with clean water for 9 months. Afterwards, the tank can be filled from a pond. In addition, Lakshmi and Puja will receive a bicycle, school supplies and tuition. Their family will also receive training to plant vegetables using the khadin method. This will provide Lakshmi and Puja with more nutritious food and addition income.
Lakshmi and Puja are very excited to have the opportunity to attend school full-time!
OneProsper International will build a rainwater harvesting tank with biosand filter for Lakshmi and Puja’s family. The tank will capture water during the summer monsoon and can be refilled from pond water. This will enable Lakshmi and Puja to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
Lakshmi and Puja will each receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.
Lakshmi and Puja’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.
Cost: CAD $ 2,200
|Donor | The Hamlin School||$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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Lakshmi and Puja 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 Lakshmi and Puja will be available in February 2018.