11-year-old Nirma, 8-year-old Sunita, and 6-year-old Surya are sisters who are all currently enrolled in school but will soon have to drop out to assist their mother in collecting water.
They all want to pursue their education and are currently taking classes in English, Hindi, Environmental Sciences, Math and Sanskrit. Sunita emphasized how much she loves Environmental Sciences.
However, thanks to donations from Shailesh Kotwal and The Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation, all three sisters will now be able to complete their education and pursue their dream jobs. (Nirma is wearing a pink shirt, Sunita is wearing green, and Surya is wearing black.)
OneProsper International will build a rainwater harvesting tank with biosand filter for Nirma, Sunita and Surya’s family. The tank will capture water during the summer monsoon and can be refilled from pond water. This will enable Nirma, Sunita and Surya to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
Nirma, Sunita and Surya will each receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.
Nirma, Sunita and Surya’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 | Shailesh Kotwal||$850|
|Match | Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation||$850|
|Start Construction of Rainwater Harvesting Tank|
|Complete Construction of Tank|
|Start of School|
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Devi feels that she is one of the luckiest people on Earth because of the love and support from strangers across the planet. Her husband died in a car accident. Since that day, Devi has bravely shouldered all the responsibilities of her family.
Devi and her daughters Nirma and Sudita had to walk 4 km per trip to collect water. Now, their brand new taanka and biosand filter provides clean water for 7-8 months.
Despite their difficult life, Nirma and Sudita have high aspirations. They dream of becoming an engineer and doctor. Nirma and Sudita are much closer to realizing their dreams thanks to everyone that has helped to make their lives better. Nirma told us that she would like to own a computer one day to enhance her learning.
Devi received love and support from her in-laws after the untimely passing of her husband. They look after her garden while Devi works at a nearby farm. Devi’s brother in-law helped with the construction of their taanka and planting fruit trees. He is now teaching Nirma and Sudita to ride a bicycle. Devi’s in-laws are very supportive of Nirma and Sudita’s plans for studying and pursuing higher studies. They have pledged to help fund Nirma and Sudita’s higher education.
Devi would like to thank everyone that has helped to bring joy and happiness to her family.