Clean Water for Drought-Affected Families in India

by Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (Gravis)
Feb 10, 2011

Your Donations Have Helped 168 People Access Clean, Potable Water!

28 Taankas (underground rainwater cachement tanks) were built. Each Taanka holds 20,000 liters of water- sufficient for a family of 5 to 6 people for a period of 5 to 6 months. In an area of India that suffers from droughts, this makes a huge difference, particularly in times of crisis.

GRAVIS is compiling research for a report on the impact of drought on community health. This study will be part of an effort to train the community at large on how to stay healthy during a drought and what kinds of infrastructure (like Taankas) are key to surviving times of severely restricted access to water. Especially for impoverished communities, a shortage of water can be devastating.

Thank you for your generosity and keep supporting GRAVIS’ efforts to make sure these communities have the resources they need!


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Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (Gravis)

Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan - India
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Gillian Wilson
IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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