This issue affects the whole of rural Rajasthan.
We can change that with a simple, low cost and amazing innovation called the WATER WHEEL.
The WATER WHEEL allows them to carry large volumes 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 & boys step forward and use the WATER WHEEL to get water.
The WATER WHEEL is manufactured by Nilkamal.
The cost of each WATER WHEEL is just INR 2500, including distribution.
Water wheels in Paharegaon village in Maharashtra. One of the most important elements in this picture is the fact that men are willing to help out with getting water if a Water Wheel is available. That is a dramatic change in behaviour.
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN
My name is HITHESH RAI P. I am 18 years old and in Grade 12 at Vidhyaashram College, Mysore.
I have undertaken this campaign because I believe this is an initiative that honestly transforms the lives of women in rural India. This initiative will impact women in rural areas of Rajasthan. Carrying pots of water on their heads, every day, for a lifetime is an age-old practice 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 villages across Rajasthan.
FEATURES & SPECS
The water wheel is a cylindrical plastic container that can hold up to 45 liters 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. The NGO- Habitat for Humanity India, is based in Mumbai.
ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INDIA
- Global NGO.
- Founded in 1983 in India, we are one of the largest housing programs in the Asia-Pacific region. We work across housing, disaster relief, sanitation, and other impact programs.
- The water wheel project is part of our WASH initiative (Water, Sanitation and Health)
- Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit organization working in approximately 70 countries including India.
All funding for this campaign has tax benefits. Receipts will be issued by Habitat For Humanity India which is a registered NGO. Indian citizens can avail of 80G tax benefits.
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 Habitat for Humanity. 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.