Unlike her elder brother who is studying in college, 15-year-old Sarita must help the family collect water and feed their livestock since she is the eldest daughter. Sarita’s mother Naina Devi and father Bansi Lal work as laborers at a nearby farm. Naina Devi and Bansi Lal would like to see all their children complete school and go to college.
Sarita loves to study and her brother has been giving her tutorials at home. She is keen to complete high school and then goes to college.
With your support, Sarita will be able to attend school on a full-time basis and her family will have clean water, nutritious food, and increased income.
A taanka (rainwater harvesting tank) with built in bio-sand water filter will be built for Sarita’s family. The taanka will capture water during the summer monsoon and can also be refilled from pond water. This will enable Sarita to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
Sarita will receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.
Sarita’s family will receive training to setup a garden using Khadin* cultivation. By using Khadin cultivation, Sarita’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|