$1,789 to go
13-year-old Usha and 9-year-old Jamna begin their day at 5:00 am to walk 5 hours to collect water for their family. After collecting water, Usha and Jamna help their mother feed their goats and cows and tend to their crops.
As a result, they are both unable to attend school. However, they are hopeful that they will one day be able to pursue their education. Jamna enjoys Hindi and Math in particular and aspires to become a doctor.
With your support, Usha and Jamna will be able to attend school and their family will have access to clean water and more healthy food. A rainwater harvesting tank will provide Usha and Jamna’s family with clean water for 9 months. Afterwards, the tank can be refilled from pond water. Usha and Jamna will both receive a bicycle, school supplies and tuition. In addition, their family will receive training to plant fruits and vegetables using the Khadin method.
As a result, Usha and Jamna will be able to complete their education and pursue their goals.
A taanka (rainwater harvesting tank) with built in bio-sand water filter will be built for Usha and Jamna’s family. The taanka will capture water during the summer monsoon and can also be refilled from pond water. This will enable Usha and Jamna to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
Usha and Jamna will receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.
Usha and Jamna’s family will receive training to setup a garden using Khadin* cultivation. By using Khadin cultivation, Usha and Jamna’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|