OneProsperU York University
Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation
Gita is now attending school on a daily basis. Her family’s brand new rainwater harvesting tank with biosand filter provides clean water year round. Previously, Gita would walk 5-7 hours per day to collect water for her family. She would also suffer from frequent stomach pains as result of drinking dirty water. Gita’s mother was struggling to support Gita and her siblings due to the long hours spent in water collection.
Today, the family’s fortunes have been transformed. Gita’s mother has found work as she no longer needs to walk hours to collect water. She is building a new home made of bricks with her extra income. Previously, the family lived in a shelter made from branches and four poles. Gita’s mother is also growing vegetables and fruits in a kitchen garden. Gita is now able to have more nutritious food.
Gita’s eyes sparkle as she describes her school and teachers. Her mother is filled with pride seeing Gita studying at home.
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