16 and 13 year old Neetu and Pushpa both want to pursue college, but cannot due to having to collect water. They wake up at 5:00 am to walk several kilometers in the blazing heat for four hours to collect water from a pon. Afterwards, they help feed the family’s livestock.
Even though they have so many chores, Neetu and Pushpa always make time to study in the evening.
Thanks to the support of donors Ramesh Aggarwal and Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation, Neetu and Pushpa will be able to pursue their dreams.
Once their rainwater harvesting tank has been completed, the family will be able to store water for 9 months of the year. As a result, Neetu and Pushpa will be able to attend school and focus on continuing their education. Neetu and Puspha will each recieve a bicycle, school supplies and tuition for attending school. In addition, their family will receive training to plant a garden using the khadin method which uses rainwater for agriculture.
OneProsper International will build a rainwater harvesting tank with biosand filter for Neetu and Pushpa’s family. The tank will capture water during the summer monsoon and can be refilled from pond water. This will enable Neetu and Pushpa to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
Neetu and Pushpa will receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.
Neetu and Pushpa’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 | Ramesh 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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Neetu and Pushpa 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 Neetu and Pushpa will be available in February 2018.