Even though they are just 14 and 13 years old, Phooli and Sarita already know they want to be nurses and work in a nearby hospital. They both enjoy studying, especially science.
However, they do not have enough time to commit to their education because every day, they wake up at dawn and walk several hours to bring water back to their family.
Their mother wants Phooli and Sarita to obtain good jobs to support themselves, which was an opportunity that she did not have.
Thanks to the generous support of donors Ramesh Aggarwal and Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation, Phooli and Sarita will soon be able to pursue their dreams of becoming nurses and working in a local hospital.
Their family will soon have a rainwater harvesting tank which will provide the family with clean water, which will enable Phooli and Sarita to focus on their studies. Phooli and Sarita will also receive a bicycle, school supplies and tuition for attending school.
In addition, their family will receive training to setup a garden using the khadin method which uses rainwater for agriculture.
OneProsper International will build a rainwater harvesting tank with biosand filter for Phooli and Sarita’s family. The tank will capture water during the summer monsoon and can be refilled from pond water. This will enable Phooli and Sarita to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
Phooli and Sarita will receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.
Phooli and Sarita’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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Phooli and Sarita 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 Phooli and Sarita will be available in February 2018.