Assists the needy rural population in the Thar Desert region, India, in conserving runoff water from the limited rainfalls for a continuous supply of potable water in an exceedingly arid setting.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
GRAVIS works to provide water security to the Thar Desert communities in India. These areas lack water due to scanty rainfalls, interspersed with recurring droughts. GRAVIS seeks support in expanding its activities in two villages where getting potable water is a colossal challenge. The desert communities suffering from a constant threat of drought, deficiency and distress are the beneficiaries.
How will this project solve this problem?
If properly conserved, even very meager rain falls can supply water for several months. The main activity will be constructing rain harvesting structures: taankas (underground tanks) and beris (percolation wells) in the heart of the Thar Desert.
Potential Long Term Impact
Increased water storage capacity with improved and efficient water harvesting practices. 50% reduction in costs incurred on water during droughts. Improved health and hygiene.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,935
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,935 . The original project funding goal was $25,000.