OneProsperU York University
Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation
One year ago, Durga could not have imagined she would be able to go to school. She would fetch water from a pond located 2 km away from her home.
Today, the family’s brand new rainwater harvesting tank provides clean water. Freed from water collection, Durga is now going to school. She was filled with joy upon receiving a brand new bicycle, school uniform and backpack filled with textbooks. Durga’s mother has planted wheat and millet for income. Water from a newly built Khadin (farming dyke) provides water for her crops. She has also planted a kitchen garden next to the family rainwater harvesting tank. Now Durga has more vegetables in her diet. She has more energy and can focus on her studies.
Durga is a keen student. She and her sister have learned to read and write. Durga is now teaching her mother to read and write.
OneProsper ensures that each girl gets the support she needs to attend school. She and her family receive:
- A rainwater harvesting tank
- Training in sustainable farming
- Seeds to grow food and cash crops
- Tuition and school supplies
- A bicycle to take her to and from school