A Hope in Drought : Mann Deshi Cattle Camp

 
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Sep 3, 2013

A Hope in Drought : Mann Deshi Cattle Camp

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters !

Thanks for having made the Cattle Camp possible !!

On behalf of Mann Deshi Foundation, Mhaswad (Taluka Mann,), I would be grateful you for your drought relief support to the cattle camp program.

Mann Deshi started cattle camp on 21st April, 2012.  Farmers had no option but to sell off their valuable assets animal because lack of fodder and water.  Mann taluka have not received rainfall from last 36 months.  At its highest level, in September-October 2012, there were up to 15,000 animals in the Camp. 6,000 families from more than 50 villages from the drought-prone area of Mann Taluka have benefited from the Camp. There, Mann Deshi provides fodder, cattle feed and water.  The state finances the fodder, but not the water which is the most expensive.  The cattle camp hosted the celebrations for several festivals: Bendur, Nag Panchi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, and Independence Day.

Because of Your Support -

  • 15,000 animals were saved from slaughterhouse.
  • Mann Deshi started the construction of Nala Bandharas as a long term solution to conserve rain water. 
  • The Bandhara is constructed on the site where farmers from these villages will get benefit.  The Catchment area of each Bandhara is around 5 Sq. Mile & Mann Deshi is constructing 3 Bandaharas.

Indeed, the drought is since 2011, Mann Deshi wants to provide solution not just relief.  And Cattle Camp is a relief and not a solution. The solution is to conserve the rain water.  Mann Deshi has started the conservation of rain water through the rejuvenation and construction of new Nala Bandharas. We have already rejuvenated 12 existing Percolation tank.  This will recharge the water level in the area and will also help to solve the drinking water problem.   And recharging of water level can also use for farming.

Currently, Cattle Camp has 5000 animals.  This year, though it is September 2013, still no rain and it seems that this year will also go without rain.  Once again, we would like to thank you for your financial support in this program and for making all this possible, 

Yours sincerely,

Jun 5, 2013

A Hope in Drought : Mann Deshi Cattle Camp

construction of Nala Bandhara : Longterm solution
construction of Nala Bandhara : Longterm solution

Dear Mann Deshi Foundation Supporters,

One year is over around 1300 families have been residing at cattle camp, Mhaswad.  Mann Taluka is witnessing unprecedented drought.  Due to the non-availability of fodder and water, the number of animals dead is unprecedented and has to be sold cheaply to butchers. Now its 3rd year, there has been no rain in Mann Taluka.   Today, people are migrating from Mann Taluka, not in search of employment but in search of drinking water.

In order to help, Mann Deshi also felt the responsibility to serve the local community and started a Cattle camp - providing water and fodder to animals - in the Mhaswad village on 21st April, 2012.  The Mann Deshi Foundation cattle camp has supported +14,000 animals from 52 villages till October, 2012.   Mann Deshi has provided 400,000 liter water per day and paid around 900,000RS daily for fodder, cattle feed and water etc.  Currently, Mann Deshi cattle camp has 5000 animals with 1300 families and providing water & fodder to animals.   Government pays Rs.60 per animal for fodder but water cost is not covered by Government.

Nearly, one year is over around 1300 families have been residing at cattle camp, Mhaswad.  Farmers in Mann Taluka do not have any work for last one year no agriculture, no wages.  NREGA work has scattered which is started by government.  Payment of NREGA is not done for months so farmers do not want to go and work with NREGA.  Some of farmers have been able to get the job at Mann Deshi Nala Bandhara but most of them are jobless.   Also most of the farmers have migrated, only the families whose child goes to school are not migrated.    In such a worse condition it has been impossible to survive.  Mann Deshi has decided to provide food grains to farmers so that they can survive. 

Below is the minimal budget for foodgrains: 

 

Monthly Requirement of Foodgrains

No. of Families

Requirement of Rice (in Kg)

Rice per kg (Rs)

Requirement of Dal (in Kg)

Dal per kg (Rs)

Total Amt for Rice

Total Amt for Dal

Total Amount

1300

15

25

6

76

487500

592800

1080300

The Mann Deshi Foundation asks you sincerely to support generously and help community in this severe situation.  Your support will give relief to drought affected people in Mann taluka.

construction of Nala Bandhara : Longterm solution
construction of Nala Bandhara : Longterm solution
Mann Deshi Cattle Camp
Mann Deshi Cattle Camp
Mann Deshi Cattle Camp
Mann Deshi Cattle Camp
Mann Deshi Farmer on cattle camp
Mann Deshi Farmer on cattle camp
Mar 19, 2013

A Hope in Drought : Mann Deshi Cattle Camp

Construction of Nala Bandhara at Shirtav Village
Construction of Nala Bandhara at Shirtav Village

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,

Mann Taluka is witnessing unprecedented drought.  Due to the non-availability of fodder and water, the number of animals dead is unprecedented and has to be sold cheaply to butchers. Now its 3rd years, there has been no rain in Mann Taluka.   Today, people are migrating from Mann Taluka, not in search of employment but in search of drinking water.

In order to help, Mann Deshi also felt the responsibility to serve the local community and started a Cattle camp - providing water and fodder to animals - in the Mhaswad village on 21st April, 2012.  The Mann Deshi Foundation cattle camp supported +13,000 animals from 52 villages.   Mann Deshi provided 400,000 liter water per day and paid around 900,000RS daily for fodder, cattle feed and water etc.  Currently, Mann Deshi cattle camp has 3800 animals with 300 families and providing water & fodder to animals.

Mann Deshi strongly feels to resolve our problem of water in Mann Taluka.  In 2012-13, Mann Deshi Foundation rejuvenated existing 12 Bandharas by removing dirt with the cooperation of respected collector, Satara.  This has resulted to store at least little water in the Bandharas.  Mann Deshi Foundation has started constructing cement concrete bandharas through a chain system for drinking water in Mhaswad.  It will recharge the water level in area and also solve the drinking water problem.  Mann Deshi is trying to find long term solution for drinking water. 

Necessary to construct the small Nala Bandaras which can conserve Rain Water:

  • Nala Bandara will be of Cement Concrete
  • Each Bandara will cost Rs.35 lacs
  • Per location require 5 bandara (Virkarwadi, Shirtav, Bangarwadi, Gangoti)

The minimum size of nala bandara is :

  • Width : 103 meter
  • Depth :  3.5 meter
  • Length: Around 57 meter

 The Mann Deshi Foundation asks you sincerely to support generously and help community in this severe situation.  Your support will give relief to drought affected people in Mann taluka. 

 Sincerely,

Women working at Bandhara with her babay
Women working at Bandhara with her babay
Nala Bandhara Construction is going on
Nala Bandhara Construction is going on
Dec 19, 2012

A Hope in Drought : Mann Deshi Cattle Camp

 

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

A Hope in the time of Drought-Mann Deshi Catte Camp” : Today, people are migrating from Mann Taluka, not in search of employment but in search of drinking water. Mann taluka is facing an acute drought situation in more than 185 villages. Since last 24 months there is no rain. In such a situation it is crucially needed to provide water to households by tankers and to arrange fodder and water in cattle camps in the areas.

Give a girl bike, Change her Life”:  Mann Deshi has given bicycle to more than 4000 girls.  Bike gives these girls an opportunity to carry on their advanced education.

“B-School at woman’s doorstep”:  Mann Deshi Bank with B-school together has been able to reach +155,000 women and have provided them capital and business training. 60% of women have been able to start and expand their business successfully.

This would not have been possible without our supporters and partners.  And as we come to the end of another successful year, we want to thank those who have contributed to Mann Deshi’s success.

The Mann Deshi aims to provide underprivileged rural women with the resources they need to improve their lives.  Mann Deshi works holistically to improve slummy women’s lives through a variety of financial services, business trainings and skills.

Thus, we hope that you remember Mann Deshi when you think about buying gifts this holiday season.  Any donations you make will have a direct impact on the disadvantaged rural women and girls we serve, allowing them to improve their lives: your donation would truly be a gift that kept on giving.

Mann Deshi currently has three projects linked with Global Giving, a US and UK based organization that connects people with the countries and causes they are passionate about.  Global Giving is registered under 501c3 so that US donors receive tam exemptions.  For this donation Mann Deshi Foundation is registered under 80G and also has tax exemption.  Your tax-deductible
donation will be wired directly to Mann Deshi Foundation from Global Giving.

The projects you can contribute to are:

1.      The Freedom Ride Bicycle Program for Girls provides bicycles to girls in remote locations so that they can travel to school, and therefore complete their education

For "GlobalGiving US" site, project report is located at:

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/girls-education-through-bicycles-in-india/updates/

For "GlobalGiving UK" site, project report is located at: http://www.globalgiving.co.uk/pr/2000/proj1963d.html

2.      Mann Deshi Udyogini (B-school for rural women in india) brings life skills and financial training to poor rural wage laborers, empowering them to become successful businesswomen.
http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/business-school1/

3.      Mann Deshi Catte Camp : A Hope in the time of Drought. The Biggest cattle camp in India, providing water and fodder to animals. 2012 also went out without rain. No drop of rain since last two years.

For "GlobalGiving" site, your project report is located at: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/mann-deshi-cattle-camp/updates/

For "GlobalGiving UK" site, Your project report is located at: http://www.globalgiving.co.uk/pr/10700/proj10685d.html

To make an anonymous donation, a donation on behalf of another person, or to donate as a gift in a friend's name, please visit www.globalgiving.com and search "Mann Deshi Foundation", or go directly to Mann Deshi's link: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/business-school1/

With many thanks and warm wishes for a wonderful Christmas holiday season and New Year.

Happy Holidays,

Yours Sincerely,
Chetna

 

 

 

 

Nov 29, 2012

A Hope in Drought : Mann Deshi Cattle Camp

Founder Chetna Sinha, discussing with farmer women
Founder Chetna Sinha, discussing with farmer women

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,

Mann Taluka is witnessing unprecedented drought.  Due to the non-availability of fodder and water, the number of animals dead is unprecedented and has to be sold cheaply to butchers. For the last 2 years, there has been no rain in Mann Taluka.   Today, people are migrating from Mann Taluka, not in search of employment but in search of drinking water.

In such a situation, the Mann Deshi Foundation felt a responsibility to serve the local community.  To help, the foundation started a Cattle camp, providing water and fodder to animals in the Mhaswad village on 21st April, 2012.  There were 12,936 animals as on 20st sept., 2012 in the cattle camp from 52 villages, current number is +3000.  Mann Deshi farmers have been living in the cattle camp for the last six months.

Mann Deshi Foundation & Mann Deshi Bank operates in Satara district & Karanataka district of Maharashtra.  Mann Deshi runs business school for rural women, community radio & chamber of commerce.  Mann Deshi has been reached to +155000 clients.  Because of drought Mann Deshi Foundation started focusing on water issues.

In 2012, Mann Deshi Foundation rejuvenated existing 12 Bandharas by removing dirt with the cooperation of respected collector, Satara.  This has resulted to store at least little water in the Bandharas.  Mann Deshi Foundation has started constructing cement concrete Bandharas through a chain system for drinking water in Mhaswad.  It will recharge the water level in area and also solve the drinking water problem.

Mann Deshi Foundation appeals to support generously and help farmers in this situation.  Your donation will give relief to drought affected people in Mann taluka. 

Health camp is organized at cattle camp for farmer
Health camp is organized at cattle camp for farmer

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