Even though Puja is 16, she has only completed grade 4 because she started school late due to a childhood illness. Puja’s sister, Priyanka, has completed grade 6. However, recently both had to drop out of school to support their mother in collecting water and feeding their livestock.
Puja and Priyanka love studying — Priyanka has studied English, Hindi, Science and Math and her favorite subject is Hindi. Puja and Priyanka’s mother wants her daughters to graduate, go to college, and have good jobs. When she was growing up, her parents didn’t send girls to school. As a result, this is something that she really wants for her girls.
Thanks to the generous support of donors Jiva Organics and the Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation, Puja and Priyanka will soon be able to complete their education.
A rainwater harvesting tank is under construction. When completed in January 2018, Puja and Priyanka will be able to cycle to school in brand new uniforms rather than collecting water. In addition, they will have more nutritious food and incomes by growing vegetables.
Please stay tuned for updates!
OneProsper International will build a rainwater harvesting tank with biosand filter for Puja and Priyanka’s family. The tank will capture water during the summer monsoon and can be refilled from pond water. This will enable Puja and Priyanka to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
Puja and Priyanka will each receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.
Puja and Priyanka’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 | Jiva Organics||$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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Puja and Priyanka 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 Puja and Priyanka will be available in February 2018.