WaterHarvest

Year round drinking water for desert families

From water poverty to water security. With your help we can work with remote, rural communities in India to build roof rain water harvesting systems to capture the precious monsoon rains and store in tanks providing year-round drinking water.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1127564)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£21,991

Donations

55

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

We take water for granted. Life is vastly different for families in the isolated villages of Kutch, Gujarat where there is a deepening water crisis. These villages are in one of the most arid zones in India. Women and girls spend a third of their lifetime making the perilous daily search for water in unbearable heat. Burdened by a 20kg ‘matka’ pot, it is a back-breaking daily struggle. No time to earn a living. No freedom to go to school. No escape from illness. No way out of the poverty trap.

Solution

With your help we can help these forgotten families take the first step out of poverty. Together with the community we will build 31 life-saving roof rainwater harvesting systems on homes to capture the precious monsoon rains and store in individual tanks providing year-round drinking water. Your support will have a transformational impact on the village’s future. Women will be healthier and free to work. Girls will have the freedom to gain an education and the chance of a better future.