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Usha & Jamna

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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. Afterward, 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.


Our Holistic Solution


A taanka (rainwater harvesting tank) with built in bio-sand water filter will be built for Usha & Jamna’s family. The taanka will capture water during the summer monsoon and can also be refilled from pond water. This will enable Usha & Jamna to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.


Usha & Jamna will receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.

Food & Income

Usha & Jamna’s family will receive training to setup a garden using Khadin* cultivation. By using Khadin cultivation, Usha & 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.

Cost Break Down

Taanka $600
Bio Sand Water Filter $80
Bicycles (2) $140
School Supplies & Tuition $90
Training & Supplies for Garden $740
Field Staff Expense $150
Total (USD) $1,800


Building Taanka 4 months
Planting Garden 1 month
Providing School Supplies & Bicycles 1 month
Total 6 months
You will receive a Before and After progress update showing the transformational impact of your donation to Usha & Jamna.

100% of your donation will be used for transforming the lives of girls in India.