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 together change that with a simple, low cost and amazing innovation called the Water Wheel.
The water wheel is a simple, low cost, high impact initiative that allows them to carry a large volume of water with minimal effort. This saves them 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.
I am raising INR 15000 or more to impact 6 women or more in rural areas by giving each of them a water wheel. This is being done in partnership with the Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar. Each water wheel has a capacity of 45 L and one trip in a day is enough for the needs of the entire household typically.
These funds will be used for funding 6 women by giving them a water wheel each. If I raise INR 50000, I can impact 20 women.
THE WATER WHEEL
Water wheels that were distributed in the Raichur district of Karnataka. One of the most important behavioural changes is that men are willing to help out with getting water ( if a water wheel is available). That is a dramatic change in behaviour at the grassroots and allows women to do other productive work.
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN:
My name is ARZU ASHIK KHOJA and I am a Grade 12 student at Oakridge International School, Hyderabad.
I have undertaken this campaign because I believe this is an initiative that honestly transforms the lives of women in rural India. Carrying pots of water on their heads, every day, for a lifetime is an age-old practice of carrying water from water bodies to their homes in villages all across the nation. Women have to travel long distances making the task that much more difficult. It is not only back-breaking but time-consuming. Not only is fetching this water a tedious process but due to the ergonomics of the water pots, it also leads to a wastage of water.
The Water Wheel solves this problem forever & gives them time, better health and less stress. Let us together help make their lives easier. The time saved is used for other chores and in a lot of cases leads to higher income as the time saved is put to good use by women to earn money. This impacts the household income and leads to a happier family.
Please support my campaign and let us together bring joy to more women in rural India.
FEATURES & SPECS
The water wheel is a cylindrical plastic container that can hold over 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 shows the locations where Water Wheels are required.
The map shown here highlights the location of the area where these water wheels will be distributed. Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar is based in Bangalore.
ABOUT ROTARY BANGALORE INDIRANAGAR
Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar is a 140 member club, with members from diverse communities and regions. It's engaged in various community service projects which include projects around health, infrastructure, water conservation, education. It's a model Rotary Club and we are very proud of the partners we have and the impact we have made.
Some of their initiatives include:
1) Water Wheel initiative.
2) Karunashraya - Hospice for advanced cancer patients.
3) Pediatric Heart surgeries: We do over 300 annually.
4) Eye Care Hospitals at Kolar & Tumkur: Over 5000 cataract surgeries done annually.
5) We have 8 adopted schools.
6) BGMS - We support the stay and school for 300 underprivileged children.
7) Vocational Training on Computer course, Retail, and Banking to deserving candidates from financially poor homes.
8) Pediatric Cancer Treatment at Kidwai Hospital.
9) Vidya Daan - Scholarships to 500 needy students annually.
10) Many Anganwadis restored.
11) Lake revival schemes.
Our trust is exempt under the 80G rule under the IT act.
All funding for this campaign has tax benefits. Receipts will be issued by Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar which is a registered Trust. Indian citizens can avail of 80G tax benefits. Foreign funding is not accepted.
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 Bangalore Indiranagar. 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.