$1,725 to go
14-year-old Amba lives with her parents and six siblings. Like many girls in the Thar Desert, Amba is unable to attend school due to responsibilities like water collection and tending to their family’s livestock. Despite her workload, Amba loves studying and often studies at home after finishing her work.
Amba hopes to attend school and dreams of completing college and becoming a nurse or teacher.
A water collection tank will enable Amba’s family to have clean water. As a result, Amba will be able to pursue her education and aspirations.
A taanka (rainwater harvesting tank) with built in bio-sand water filter will be built for Amba’s family. The taanka will capture water during the summer monsoon and can also be refilled from pond water. This will enable Amba to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
Amba will receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.
Amba’s family will receive training to setup a garden using Khadin* cultivation. By using Khadin cultivation, Amba’s family will be able to grow green vegetables and desert fruits including lemon and pomegranate. As a result, they will be able to consume more nutritious food and sell their surplus.
*The Khadin method is a 500 year-old practice that involves building a slope and using run-off rain water for agriculture. A bund at the base retains water for agriculture. This is one of the most effective and sustainable methods for promoting crop growth in water scarce regions.
|Bio Sand Water Filter||$80|
|School Supplies & Tuition||$90|
|Training & Supplies for Garden||$740|
|Field Staff Expense||$150|
|Building Taanka||4 months|
|Planting Garden||1 month|
|Providing School Supplies & Bicycles||1 month|