14-year-old Mamta loves school and tries hard to attend school and study as much as possible even though she has many chores and responsibilities. She aspires to pursue her education and eventually college.
With a taanka, which collects water during the summer monsoon, Mamta will have time to attend school. Mamta’s family will also learn how to set up a garden using Khadin cultivation, which uses run-off rainwater for agriculture. As a result, Mamta’s family will be able to grow green vegetables and fruits like lemons and pomegranates; giving them more nutritious food and incomes.
A taanka (rainwater harvesting tank) with built in bio-sand water filter will be built for Mamta’s family. The taanka will capture water during the summer monsoon and can also be refilled from pond water. This will enable Mamta to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
Mamta will receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.
Mamta’s family will receive training to setup a garden using Khadin* cultivation. By using Khadin cultivation, Mamta’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|