Water is the key to life. Millions of women in rural India walk many kilometers a day to get water from a distant water source like a river, lake or pond. They do this by carrying pots or vessels on their heads and make multiple trips. This takes up all their time, creates health issues (as it impacts the back, neck, etc) and leads to unnecessary stress.
We can change that with a simple, low cost and amazing innovation called the Water Wheel - a simple, low-cost high impact initiatives that allows them to carry a large volume of water with minimal effort. This saves the time energy and is a game-changer in rural areas. They can use the time saved for the betterment of their families. It also creates social change as men step forward and use the water wheel to get water.
The cost of each Water Wheel is just INR 2500, including distribution.
I am raising INR 25,000 or more to impact 10 women or more in rural areas of Karjat by giving each of them a Water Wheel. Each water wheel has a capacity of 45 litres and one trip in a day is enough for the needs of the entire household typically.
These funds will be used for funding 10 women by giving them a water wheel each. If raised INR 50000, I can impact 20 women.
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN:
My name is MIHIKA DIGHE. I am a Grade 6 student at Podar Intl School Worli.
This is a campaign that will transform the lives of women in Karjat (near Mumbai in the Raigad district who are burdened with the time consuming and the inconvenient task of obtaining and carrying water: The vessels in which the water is carried are heavy and can cause back and headaches. The women also wait for hours to get the water this time could be used to generate income elsewhere.
A simple yet revolutionary alternative is the Water Wheel it is an easy-to-use efficient transport system that can hold up to 40L of water and provide the household with enough water for at least a day.
Please support my campaign and let us together bring joy to more women in Karjat, located near Mumbai in the Raigad district.
FEATURES & SPECS
The water wheel is a cylindrical plastic container that can hold up to 45 litres of water. The handles help people to roll it on the ground without the physical strain that occurs while carrying water pots on head, shoulders or waist.
LOCATION & MAP
The map shown here highlights the location of the area where these water wheels will be distributed. The NGO- Habitat for Humanity India, is based in Mumbai.
ABOUT ROTARY CLUB OF BOMBAY HANGING
Rotary Club Bombay Hanging Garden was chartered on 16th May 1986. The Rotary Club of Bombay Central sponsored it. The charity arm of the club Rotary Club of Bombay Central Island Trust was formed in the year 2004 under the umbrella of the Rotary Club of Bombay Hanging Garden.
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding of goodwill and peace through the improvement of health the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. The Foundation is a not for profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as Rotary Club of Bombay Island Trust is a registered & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act.
FEEDBACK THAT YOU GET
To ensure that there is complete transparency I shall get a report from NGO (this takes between 2 to 4 months usually after the funds are raised & transferred to them) telling me who benefitted from the funding. The details will then be posted on the UPDATES section of my campaign. As soon as I post an update, the platform will send an SMS and EMAIL alert to all the funders - i.e. to you. That's transparent right.
The below image is an example of the FEEDBACK FORMAT that will be shared.
Will we get to know the details of how the money was spent?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to Rotary Club Bombay Hanging Garden. It will take from 60 to 120 days after that to get details of who the beneficiary was with details of them. Once I get this information from them I shall upload the picture of the beneficiary on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert & can read details about the beneficiaries.
When do I get the receipts?
It takes up to 2-3 weeks after the campaign is closed for the monies to be transferred to the NGO. The receipts will start getting processed about 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept & is growing very quickly.
It’s a concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream.com is a crowdfunding platform in India that allows for such pooling of funds. You can fund innovations & ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding. When you fund a charity it’s more like a donation & you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on an FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.