$1,695 to go
Seema and Guddi are 9 and 6 year old sisters; both are described as having shy and sweet dispositions. Their mother, Imarti Devi, emphasized that she was unable to attend school because it was not an option for girls in her community when she was growing up.
Nevertheless, Imarti Devi wants Seema and Guddi to pursue their education and eventually complete college rather than walking long distances to collect water.
With your support, Imarti Devi will receive a rainwater harvesting tank and biosand filter which will provide clean water for 9 months. Seema and Guddi will also receive a bicycle, school supplies and tuition. As a result, Seema and Guddi will be able to focus on their studies and then pursue college. Imarti Devi will also receive training to plant a garden using the Khadin method which will enable their family to have more nutritious food and higher incomes.
A taanka (rainwater harvesting tank) with built in bio-sand water filter will be built for Seema and Guddi’s family. The taanka will capture water during the summer monsoon and can also be refilled from pond water. This will enable Seema and Guddi to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
Seema and Guddi will receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.
Seema and Guddi’s family will receive training to setup a garden using Khadin* cultivation. By using Khadin cultivation, Seema and Guddi’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|