Puja and Rekha, though only 7 and 5 years old, must walk long distances to collect water from a far away pond and help feed their goats and cows. These chores prevent Puja and Rekha from being able to devote their time adequately to attending school.
Thanks to the generous support of David Cork and Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation, Puja and Rekha’s family will soon have a rainwater harvesting tank with bio-sand filter. Also, the family will be able to plant a garden using the Khadin method. The Khadin method uses rainwater for agriculture.
As a result, Puja and Rekha will be able to go to classes and spend time in school. Furthermore, they will receive new bicycles, school supplies, and tuition.
OneProsper International will build a rainwater harvesting tank with bio-sand filter for Puja and Rekha’s family. The tank will capture water during the summer monsoon and can be refilled with pond water. This will enable Puja and Rekha to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
OneProsper will provide Gomti and Durga with a bicycle, school supplies and tuition for attending school.
Puja and Rekha’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 | Brad Feld||$880|
|Match | Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation||$880|
|Start Construction of Rainwater Harvesting Tank|
|Complete Construction of Tank|
|Start of School|
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Puja and Rekha 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 Rekha will be available in February 2018.