Seema is 12 years-old and her sister Leela is 6 years-old.
They live with their parents in Kushlawa village of Jodhpur district in Rajasthan, India.
Seema starts her day at 5:00 am and then walks a long distance to collect water from the local pond. During the summer, Seema has to face hot desert winds and acute heat. The temperature in 2016 hit 51’celsius which set a new record.
Despite her chores; Seema loves to study. She goes to school for a couple of hours after completing her chores and often studies at home each evening.
Seema would like to become a Hindi teacher when she is older and work in her village.
Thanks to the support of Michael & Cheryl McFaul and Richa & Atul Aggarwal Foundation Seema and Leela’s lives are about to change for the better! Their family will soon have their own rainwater harvesting tank. When the tank is completed in January 2018, their family will have clean water for 9 months. As result, Seema will be able to dedicate her full attention towards her studies. She will also receive a bicycle, school supplies and tuition for attending school. Her family will receive training to plant a garden using the khadin method. This will provide their family with nutritious food and additional income.
Now Seema will be able to pursue her dream of becoming a Hindi teacher and work in her village.
OneProsper International will build a rainwater harvesting tank with biosand filter for Seema and Leela’s family. The tank will capture water during the summer monsoon and can be refilled from pond water. This will enable Seema to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
Seema and Leela will receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.
Seema and Leela’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 | Michael & Cheryl McFaul||$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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Bhoori Devi and her family of 2 boys and 4 girls became each other’s support after her husband died of heart failure 3 years ago. Her eldest son left school after Grade 5 to help provide for the family. Bhoori used to walk 7-8 km daily to fetch water from a pond by carrying an earthen pot on her head.
Now, Bhoori Devi and her family have clean water 24/7 thanks to their brand new taanka. They are also growing grains, fruit trees and vegetables using the Khadin desert farming method which uses rainwater to increase crop yields.
Bhoori Devi expressed her gratitude for each and every generous soul that donated to make all of this possible for her family. Seema, her eldest daughter, is currently studying in 7th grade and loves Hindi. She is excited to discuss her future plans. She is planning to go outside of her village for further studies, become a teacher and then come back to the village and teach others like her. Bhoori is very committed to advancing her daughters education and regularly attends school Parent-Teacher Meetings.
Seema and Leela practice riding their new bicycles. In their free time, they help their mother with planting fruits and vegetables and play volleyball.
During the construction of their taanka, Bhoori Devi ensured that all her kids contributed to the excavation work.
Their lives could have been dismal after Bhoori’s husband’s death but thanks to everyone’s generous support they are now confident of a brighter future.