12-year-old Guddi and 10-year-old Manju are unable to attend school for multiple reasons. They have to help their mother collect water and do other chores, so they do not have time to pursue their education. In addition, their school is a long distance away.
With your support, Guddi and Manju’s family will obtain a rainwater harvesting tank with bio-sand filter so they will have clean water. In addition, their family will receive training to plant a garden using the khadin method which uses rainwater for agriculture. Furthermore, Guddi and Manju will receive bicycles, so they can get to school more easily.
As a result, Guddi and Manju will both be able to pursue their goal of attending school regularly, going to college, and becoming Hindi teachers at a school in their village.
A taanka (rainwater harvesting tank) with built in bio-sand water filter will be built for Guddi and Manju’s family. The taanka will capture water during the summer monsoon and can also be refilled from pond water. This will enable Guddi and Manju to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
Guddi and Manju will receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.
Guddi and Manju’s family will receive training to setup a garden using Khadin* cultivation. By using Khadin cultivation, Guddi and Manju’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|