Even though Puja is 16, she has only completed grade 4 because she started school late due to a childhood illness. Puja’s sister, Priyanka, has completed grade 6. However, recently both had to drop out of school to support their mother in collecting water and feeding their livestock.
Puja and Priyanka love studying — Priyanka has studied English, Hindi, Science and Math and her favorite subject is Hindi. Puja and Priyanka’s mother wants her daughters to graduate, go to college, and have good jobs. When she was growing up, her parents didn’t send girls to school. As a result, this is something that she really wants for her girls.
Thanks to the generous support of donors Jiva Organics and the Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation, Puja and Priyanka will soon be able to complete their education.
A rainwater harvesting tank is under construction. When completed in January 2018, Puja and Priyanka will be able to cycle to school in brand new uniforms rather than collecting water. In addition, they will have more nutritious food and incomes by growing vegetables.
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OneProsper International will build a rainwater harvesting tank with biosand filter for Puja and Priyanka’s family. The tank will capture water during the summer monsoon and can be refilled from pond water. This will enable Puja and Priyanka to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
Puja and Priyanka will each receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.
Puja and Priyanka’s family will receive training to setup a garden using Khadin cultivation. *
* A Khadin is an earthen bund that contains rainwater within an agricultural area. A khadin is one of the most effective and sustainable methods for promoting crop growth in water-scarce regions.
|Donor | Jiva Organics||$1,100|
|Match | Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation||$1,100|
|Start Construction of Rainwater Harvesting Tank|
|Complete Construction of Tank|
|Start of School|
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Chirmi Devi has been supporting her 3 kids and sick husband by working at nearby farms.
Now, thanks to water from her brand new taanka and garden, Chirmi Devi is earning additional income by growing fruit trees such as lemon, goonda and pomegranate. She is also growing grains using the khadin method which is a 500 year old desert farming method that involves building an earthen wall. Water is collected by the wall during the summer monsoon and crops are planted in the wet zone.
Chirmi Devi’s family is now able to drink clean water without having to walk 4 km 8 times per day. Her children’s health has improved significantly. In the past, they fell ill frequently because of drinking dirty water.
Puja and Priyanka, Chirma Devi’s daughters, aspire to become a doctor and teacher respectively. They are even willing to leave their village to pursue higher studies. Chirmi Devi offers her full support to her daughters to pursue their studies and careers. Her family now has clean water, nutritious food, higher income and her daughters have enrolled in school. Chirmi Devi is very grateful to everyone that has helped to make their lives better.