Vimla and Sumitra begins her day at 5:00 am and then walks several hours to collect water for her family. Afterwards she helps her mother to milk their cows and tend to their crops.
Vimla enjoys studying immensely — her favorite subject is Hindi — and only goes to school after completing her chores. Sumitra is worried that she too will not be able to attend school fully like her sister.
Now thanks to the support of Rohit Bhapkar and the Richa and Atul Aggarwal Foundation, their family will soon receive a water harvesting tank which will enable Vimla and Sumitra to attend school full-time. In addition, their family will have clean water, nutritious food and additional income.
OneProsper International will build a rainwater harvesting tank with biosand filter for Vimla and Sumitra’s family. The tank will capture water during the summer monsoon and can be refilled from pond water. This will enable Vimla and Sumitra to attend school rather than walk long distances to collect water.
Vimla and Sumitra will each receive a bicycle, schools supplies and tuition to attend school.
Vimla and Sumitra’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 | Rohit Bhapkar||$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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Amba Devi and her husband place a high importance on their children’s education because they did not have the opportunity to attend school. Amba works at a nearby farm while her husband works at a construction site.
Vimla and Sumitra, Ambi’s daughters previously did not get much opportunity to attend school because they had to help their mother to collect water and help with the household chores.
Now, their family has clean water thanks to the construction of a new taanka at their home. Their health has improved as a result of drinking clean water. Amba’s eldest daughter Shobha helps to grow fruits including pomegranate, lemon and plum and a wide variety of vegetables. As a result, the family has better nutrition now. They are also growing cereals for income generation using the Khadin method. The Khadin is an earthen wall that collects rainwater within an agricultural area. Water percolates into the soil and crops are planted in the wet zone.
Vimla and Sumitra are now attending school regularly on brand new bicycles because they are free from water collection. They aspire to become a nurse and doctor respectively.
The girls love to play football and cricket in their free time. Amba and her family are grateful to everyone that has brought so much happiness into their family’s lives.