Bring Clean Water to 500 Households in India

The Marathwada region suffers from acute water scarcity problems with minimal access to safe and affordable drinking water. Residents of Harali live below or just at the borderline of poverty. They often go without clean drinking water for hours every day until water supply arrives from the government. Even during monsoon season, an estimated 60 percent of the population were dependent on water supply from the government. 

New water storage and conservation systems will ensure year-round access to clean drinking water.

Highlights

  • $1,306

    Funds Raised
  • $9,694

    Need to Raise
  • 5

    Total Donors
  • 90

    Days Until Launch
  • $11,000 Fundraising Goal

  • Aug 31, 2020 Est. Project Launch Date

  • 500 Beneficiaries

  • $22 Cost Of Impact Per Person

This project will only be funded if it reaches a minimum of $4,400 by Aug 31st, 2020 11:59 PM EDT.

Project Details
The Problem

Imagine a life where drinking water is not available to you every day. This is the reality of rural villages in Marathwada — a region consistently suffering from acute water scarcity due to frequent and exacerbated drought periods. Families, including children, must either walk many miles to try and source water from depleting wells, or wait for government water tankers to arrive. Even during the monsoon season, which accounts for 80 percent of the region’s rainfall, more than half of the population depends solely on water delivered from the government.

The Solution

Jnana Prabodhini Harali (JPH) in conjunction with Partners for Better Futures have developed a holistic approach to ensure the people of Marathwada region have convenient, local access to clean drinking water year round.

The first step is to build water storage tanks equipped with rainwater collecting systems that will drastically improve local water sourcing, especially during the saturated monsoon season. This simple method will improve drinking water availability almost immediately, and the storage tanks will last 8 to 10 years with minimal maintenance required.

The five benefiting communities will also take ownership in securing their water future with a commitment of voluntary labor to build the water storage tanks. Plus, water-use efficiency education, led by JPH, will help the community to ensure the water storage tanks are used and maintained properly throughout their lifecycle.

Water shortage is a complicated problem that affects a large number of villages across India and the world. We are confident the success of this project can be easily replicated in a number of neighboring villages, using a similar model, with few modifications.

Associated Non-Profits

Associated Service Partners

Goals & Strategy
Impact

Long-term Goal: Ensure a sustainable supply of clean and affordable drinking water to approximately 500 households across 5 villages in the Marathwada region of India

Outputs

Output 1. 5 villages have access to nearby clean drinking water
Output 2. Water quality tested and purification method selected
Output 3. Villages educated on water-use efficiency.

Outcomes

Outcome 1. Reduce time spent in water collection.
Outcome 2. Increase number of people with access to nearby drinking water sources.
Outcome 3. Improve water-use efficiency among residents.
Outcome 4. Ensure the sustainability of each village’s source for drinking water

Goal-level Reporting Timeframe Reporting Method
Impact End of 2021 Household surveys
Outcomes 2021 Household surveys; System logs and complaint logs
Outputs Quarterly Onsite inspection with photographs; Completion certificates
PROGRESS
Milestones
Name Status
Complete construction of 2 storage tanks Not Started
Complete construction of 1 additional storage tank Not Started
Complete construction of 1 additional storage tank Not Started
Complete construction of 1 additional storage tank Not Started
Activities
Name Status Timeline
Identify installation sites and test water quality Not Started Month 1
Obtain site and building permissions from village authorities Not Started Month 1
Village Meetings and community awareness campaigns Not Started Month 2
Decide on the source strengthening (RWH) plan Not Started Month 2
Community completes the construction of water tank base platform Not Started Month 3
Decide on purification method to be used after comparative study Not Started Month 3
Commence work on the source strengthening as per the plan Not Started Month 3
Construction of Water tanks with community participation Not Started Month 4
Place orders for Purification systems Not Started Month 4
Community completes the site preparation for purifier installation Not Started Month 4
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Bring Clean Water to 500 Households in India

Highlights

  • $1,306

    Funds Raised
  • $9,694

    Need to Raise
  • 5

    Total Donors
  • 90

    Days Until Launch
  • $11,000 Fundraising Goal

  • Aug 31, 2020 Est. Project Launch Date

  • 500 Beneficiaries

  • $22 Cost Of Impact Per Person

This project will only be funded if it reaches a minimum of $4,400 by Aug 31st, 2020 11:59 PM EDT.

Project Details
The Problem

Imagine a life where drinking water is not available to you every day. This is the reality of rural villages in Marathwada — a region consistently suffering from acute water scarcity due to frequent and exacerbated drought periods. Families, including children, must either walk many miles to try and source water from depleting wells, or wait for government water tankers to arrive. Even during the monsoon season, which accounts for 80 percent of the region’s rainfall, more than half of the population depends solely on water delivered from the government.

The Solution

Jnana Prabodhini Harali (JPH) in conjunction with Partners for Better Futures have developed a holistic approach to ensure the people of Marathwada region have convenient, local access to clean drinking water year round.

The first step is to build water storage tanks equipped with rainwater collecting systems that will drastically improve local water sourcing, especially during the saturated monsoon season. This simple method will improve drinking water availability almost immediately, and the storage tanks will last 8 to 10 years with minimal maintenance required.

The five benefiting communities will also take ownership in securing their water future with a commitment of voluntary labor to build the water storage tanks. Plus, water-use efficiency education, led by JPH, will help the community to ensure the water storage tanks are used and maintained properly throughout their lifecycle.

Water shortage is a complicated problem that affects a large number of villages across India and the world. We are confident the success of this project can be easily replicated in a number of neighboring villages, using a similar model, with few modifications.

Associated Non-Profits

Associated Service Partners

Goals & Strategy
Impact

Long-term Goal: Ensure a sustainable supply of clean and affordable drinking water to approximately 500 households across 5 villages in the Marathwada region of India

Outputs

Output 1. 5 villages have access to nearby clean drinking water
Output 2. Water quality tested and purification method selected
Output 3. Villages educated on water-use efficiency.

Outcomes

Outcome 1. Reduce time spent in water collection.
Outcome 2. Increase number of people with access to nearby drinking water sources.
Outcome 3. Improve water-use efficiency among residents.
Outcome 4. Ensure the sustainability of each village’s source for drinking water

Goal-level Reporting Timeframe Reporting Method
Impact End of 2021 Household surveys
Outcomes 2021 Household surveys; System logs and complaint logs
Outputs Quarterly Onsite inspection with photographs; Completion certificates
Progress
Milestones
Name Status
Complete construction of 2 storage tanks Not Started
Complete construction of 1 additional storage tank Not Started
Complete construction of 1 additional storage tank Not Started
Complete construction of 1 additional storage tank Not Started
Activities
Name Status Timeline
Identify installation sites and test water quality Not Started Month 1
Obtain site and building permissions from village authorities Not Started Month 1
Village Meetings and community awareness campaigns Not Started Month 2
Decide on the source strengthening (RWH) plan Not Started Month 2
Community completes the construction of water tank base platform Not Started Month 3
Decide on purification method to be used after comparative study Not Started Month 3
Commence work on the source strengthening as per the plan Not Started Month 3
Construction of Water tanks with community participation Not Started Month 4
Place orders for Purification systems Not Started Month 4
Community completes the site preparation for purifier installation Not Started Month 4
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