Kajal and Meera are sisters who love studying and want to become Hindi Masters, a highly respected position. However, 13-year-old Kajal had to drop out of school to help her mother with collecting water and feeding their livestock. 9-year-old Meera was worried she would have to do the same.
But thanks to OneProsperU – York University and the Richa and Atul Aggarwal Foundation, who have each donated $1,100, Kajal and Meera can continue their education.
Their family will receive a rainwater harvesting tank with biosand filter, which collects water during the summer monsoon. The 20,000 L tank will provide water for 9 months of the year and can be refilled from pond water. Their family will also receive training to plant a garden using the khadin method which uses rainwater for agriculture.
Now Kajal and Meera will be able to attend school and will receive bicycles, school supplies, and tuition to support them in pursuing their dreams of being Hindi Masters.
OneProsper is building a rainwater harvesting tank with bio-sand filter for Kajal and Meera’s family. This will enable Kajal and Meera to attend school rather than collecting water.
Kajal and Meera will each receive a bicycle, school supplies, and tuition.
Kajal and Meera’s 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|
Kajal and Meera 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 Kajal and Meera will be available in February 2018.