Durga and Gita are 9 and 7 years old respectively. They live in Sanguri village, Jodhpur district of India with their parents and siblings.
Durga and Gita’s mother is very stressed because they have 4 daughters to care for and her husband has been searching for work for 2 months.
Despite their tender ages, Durga and Gita help their mother to collect water from a local pond and to feed their goats and cows. A rainwater harvesting tank would enable Durga and Gita to attend school rather than spending hours to collect water.
Their favorite subject is Hindi and they would like to become a teacher when they grow up.
OneProsper is building a rainwater harvesting tank with biosand filter.
OneProsper will provide Gomti and Durga with a bicycle, school supplies and tuition for attending school.
Their family will receive training to plant a garden using the Khadin method. *
* 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 | OneProsperU - York University||$1,100|
|Match | Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation||$1,100|
|Start Construction of Rainwater Harvesting Tank|
|Complete Construction of Tank|
|Start of School|
Durga and Gita 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 Durga and Gita will be available in February 2018.