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Make my community drought free

Organized by: Samuel Patha

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THE STORY:

THE PROBLEM
I have recently visited this rural backward community in southeast coast of India and was heavyhearted to see people struggle every day for water. Yes! I am talking about the basic resource most of us take for granted. The community is mainly dependent on agriculture and most of the ground water has been/being used up for irrigation. The community needs water desperately.


THE GOAL
Our goal is to plant 150 trees in the community and increase the ground water level by 2020. We do not have a tool or funds to measure the current ground water level but we know we do not have much left as you can see in the picture of women fighting for water. Using the fact/knowledge that trees increase rainfall and also ground water eventually, I intervened with the community members and leaders through FreeMe foundation.


THE SOLUTION
We together decided on this project. Since, the community is poor they are willing to donate physical labor to plant the trees. The funds you donate will be used to buy plants and iron guards to protect the young plants from cattle. Our future follow-up project would be working rainwater harvesting. The work will start as soon as we receive enough funds. It's monsoon season in this area and we would like to finish the project before the season ends, this will allow the plants to catch roots in the ground before the summer. Everyone involved in this project are volunteers. Thanks for your support.

FAQs:

What is "enough funds"? : for this project we require atleast $500.

What is the breakdown ? : we would be spending about $200 for the plants and $300 for the guards.

When does the Monsoon season start and end? Usually starts in July and ends in September of each year.

Will there be a followup on how my money has been used?: Ofcourse, we will send you an email with pictures of all the work we have done.

What is your next project? : We are hoping to start a rainwater harvesting project.

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$620

 

124% Raised of $500 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Red Builder of We

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $320

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

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Organized by

Samuel Patha

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

hope more people will join us! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $320

"Those noble men and women, the world needs them. One man said the world needs men who cannot be bought or sold, men who will scorn to violate truth, genuine gold. That is what this school is going to produce... You mark that word, and from this school, I’ll tell you, will go men and women whose influence will be felt for good towards the establishment of peace internationally." 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Red Builder of We

Red Builder of We

DONATION: $150

For the cause of Zion! :) 3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

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