Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation
Last year, Pooja’s mother Akla Devi felt utterly helpless. Her husband had passed away two years ago. She struggled to make ends meet by working on nearby farms. Pooja and her sisters would help their mother to collect water. Pooja would frequently suffer heat stroke as result of walking for miles across the desert.
Today, Pooja speaks with great excitement about the day that she received her brand new bicycle and textbooks. A newly constructed rainwater harvesting tanks provides clean water and a new Khadin “farming dyke” has enabled Akla Devi to grow wheat and millet for income generation. She has planted fruits and vegetables near her water tank for nutrition. Now Pooja is focused on her studies. She hopes to secure a government job after graduation.
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