14-year-old Kesar and 12-year-old Taku recently dropped out of school to help their mother collect water and perform household chores such as feeding their goats and cows. In addition, transportation to school was difficult as the nearest school is a few kilometers from their home.
Because of generous donations from Isha Aggarwal and the Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation, Kesar and Taku will have the time and resources to pursue their education — they will receive a rainwater harvesting tank, bicycles, and tuition. The tank will be completed in January 2018 and will provide the family with clean water for 9 months of the year. The family will also receive training to plant a garden. This will enable Kesar and Taku to have more vegetables in their diet.
Now, Kesar and Taku will be able to return to school and pursue college!
OneProsper International will build a rainwater harvesting tank with biosand filter for Kesar and Taku’s family. The tank will capture water during the summer monsoon and can be refilled from pond water. This will enable Hema to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
Kesar and Taku will each receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.
Kesar and Taku’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 | Isha Aggarwal||$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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Kesar and Taku 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 Kesar and Taku will be available in February 2018.