Clean Water for Drought-Affected Families in India

 
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Clean Water for Drought-Affected Families in India

Clean Water for Drought-Affected Families in India
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Panihari - Water Women

Panihari - Water Women
Women walk for hours each day to fetch water for their families. Hey carry the water on their heads. (view small | med | large | orig)

Children Fetching Water

Children Fetching Water
Children, girls in particular, are also responsible for collecting water. This requirement means that many girls do not have the time to go to school, as their family needs them to fetch water. (view small | med | large | orig)

Taanka

Taanka
A taanka is constructed under ground. The right location is carefully selected and is often at the base of a slight downhill so water runs into the taanka. The entrance is zig-zagged, it is built this way to catch leaves and other debris. It also filters the water to reduce some impurities. (view small | med | large | orig)

Taanka Slope

Taanka Slope
Here you can see how the taanka is built at the foot of a slope. (view small | med | large | orig)

Taanka Bucket

Taanka Bucket
A simple bucket on a rope is used to take water out of the taanka. (view small | med | large | orig)

Seed-Saving

Seed-Saving
Planting drought-tolerant crops is very important. Families save seeds from one year to the next in these urns. They mark the plant variety and quantity on the urns. (view small | med | large | orig)

Fruit Trees

Fruit Trees
This fruit tree, grown from seed, will take 2-3 years before it produces fruit. But it is indigenous to the region and should tolerate the dry climate in the desert. (view small | med | large | orig)

Desert Homes

Desert Homes
Typical homes in the desert areas of Rajasthan. The walls are made from mud and the roof is thatched with a local shrub. The house needs to be repaired after the monsoon each year. (view small | med | large | orig)

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Project Leader

Gillian Wilson

IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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