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Provide affordable water to villagers in Kerala

 
$5,320
$10,390
Raised
Remaining

Summary

By building cost effective rainwater harvesting structures, developed in partnership with InnoCentive, and training women to be the entrepreneurs, Rainwater for Humanity provide water to improve community health, increase financial savings and empower women in the Kuttanad region of Kerala, India.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Most of 700,000 Kuttanad residents have no access to clean water. Waste, pesticides, and sewage have contaminated canal and groundwater. If villagers have access to a public tap, water flows from it only a few times a week. This scarcity results in hours of physical labor spent in collecting water and millions of rupees in purchasing water from vendors. Women in the poorest neighborhoods suffer the most, and waste valuable time that could be spent on income generation or childcare.

How will this project solve this problem?

We build rainwater harvesting structures to provide clean water, that reduces medical costs from water-related diseases and eliminates unnecessary physical labor from water collection. Each tank is capable of harvesting rainwater for 20 years, safeguarding community health and empowering women financially. In addition, we support the research of construction techniques that incorporate local and environmentally friendly materials to further improve the area's financial and environmental health.

Potential Long Term Impact

Fully implementing the rainwater harvesting tanks improve the health of the community, reduce medical visits and expenses, and save women's valuable time and effort from collecting water to more productive activities such as encouraging children's schoolwork and threading rope to later sell. A clean source of water safeguards the community from water related diseases and increases households' disposable incomes. Furthermore, as tank managers, female community leaders are financially empowered.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $5,320
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $10,390
Total Funding Goal: $15,710

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Project Leader

Sam Lee

Kottayam, Kerala India

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