Sangeeta, who is 12 years old, helps her mother collect water from a local pond and then with her sister, assists her mother in picking crops.
Sangeeta is unable to attend school regularly due to her time-consuming chores. Her 8-year-old sister, Pintu, will have to follow the same path when she is older. Both Sangeeta and Pintu love school and try to attend school and study as much as possible.
Thanks to donations from Raj & Ruchi Rishi and the Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation, Sangeeta and Pintu will soon be attending school rather than walking long distances to collect water. Moreover, their family will have clean water, more nutritious food and additional income.
OneProsper International will build a rainwater harvesting tank with biosand filter for Sangeeta and Pintu’s family. The tank will capture water during the summer monsoon and can be refilled from pond water. This will enable Sangeeta and Pintu to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
Sangeeta and Pintu will receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.
Sangeeta’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 | Raj & Ruchi Rishi||$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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Sangeeta and Pintu 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 Sangeeta and Pintu will be available in February 2018.