$1,645 to go
Mamta and Puja, who are 14 and 12 years old, walk 5-7 hours per day to collect water, so they are unable to attend school. They often walk in the scorching heat and intense winds during the summer. Mamta and Puja’s mother hopes that one day Mamta and Puja will be able to complete their education and then go to college.
With your support, Mamta and Puja’s will be able to attend school. A rainwater harvesting tank will provide water for 9 months and can be refilled with pond water. In addition, Mamta and Puja will receive a bicycle, school supplies, and money for tuition.
A taanka (rainwater harvesting tank) with built in bio-sand water filter will be built for Mamta and Puja’s family. The taanka will capture water during the summer monsoon and can also be refilled from pond water. This will enable Mamta and Puja to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
Mamta and Puja will receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.
Mamta and Puja’s family will receive training to setup a garden using Khadin* cultivation. By using Khadin cultivation, Mamta and Puja’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|