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Project information

Water for our Daughters

Our Water for our Daughters campaign has pledged to support at least one ‘daughter’ with all her water and sanitation needs for just £500, in each of the 50 villages.
We need to raise £3,420 to meet our £25,000 target by 31st December 2016.

January 2015 - December 2016

Charity information: WaterHarvest

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  • Need


    Every day, girls are forced to walk for miles to fetch water for their family. In the most extreme and remote parts of Rajasthan, India, there is hardly any water at all. Girls as young as eight, they join female siblings and mothers to spend their days in a monotonous and dangerous cycle of drudgery. With no access to education, they know no other life, and so when they inevitably marry too young and have daughters, the cycle begins again. They have no voice, choice or future.


    Wells for India works with 50 of the most remote and marginalised villages across Rajasthan, bringing them the gift of capturing monsoon rainwater for year-round drinking water, improving their sanitation, education and livelihoods.

    Our Water for our Daughters campaign has pledged to support at least one ‘daughter’ with all her water and sanitation needs for just £500, in each of the 50 villages.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To alleviate water poverty for 50 families in rural Rajasthan


    » By providing small-scale water capture solutions for 50 families, providing water security and year-round water for drinking

    What success will look like

    By reaching the £25,000 target, which will mean we can implement Roof Rain Water Harvesting Systems in 50 family houses

    Aim 2

    For daughters to go back to school so they can learn to have a voice, and choice and a future


    » By providing water security for 50 families, they won't need to take their daughters out of school to fetch water

    What success will look like

    If we reach the £25,000 target, we can ensure 50 families have water security. As a result, there would be no need for daughters not to go to school.

    Aim 3

    To improve the sanitation of 50 families to reduce illness and death from water-borne diseases


    » By providing a toilet and hygiene education

    What success will look like

    By implementing 50 toilets as a result of reaching the £25,000 target, and ensuring that hygiene education is in place in schools and in community groups

    Aim 4

    To provide water filtration measures for 50 families


    » Water filters make dirty water safer and cleaner. 50 families will have the means to drink cleaner water

    What success will look like

    By providing 50 families with the means to filter water, once the target is met

  • Impact


    Daughters will grow to be stronger, more empowered and educated women. They will have the ability to make better life-choices to improve their life, their family's life and that of future generations. This will be demonstrated through tracking the long-term progress of the villages in which we work - we have worked with them for almost 30 years.


    Families must contribute something themselves (either labour or money) to work being done as this improves maintenance and sustainability. We are confident that they will do this. We have also had assurances from the families that the daughters would be able to go to school if they did not need to fetch water.


    Through our bi-annual magazine, WaterWise (register to receive it by e-mailing: getinvolved@wellsforindia.org), and on our website.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £25,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £16,000 Rainwater harvesting systems Capturing monsoon rainwater for 50 families with smallscale structures
      £5,000 Toilets Ensuring toilets and how to use/maintain them for 50 families
      £4,000 Education Ensuring hygiene education in schools and community groups

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Existing donations £21,580 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Rajasthan, India. This Northern state is as large as the UK and comprises the Thar Desert, the Aravalli Mountain Range, the Sambhar Salt Lake.


    50 of the most remote and marginalised families and their communities in Rajasthan.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Wells for India has almost 30 years experience of working with and for the most marginalised people in Rajasthan. We take ancient wisdoms about how people used to live in harmony with the planet, along with modern technology to implement the most cost-efficient and sustainable small-scale water solutions, that are completely owned and maintained by the families who benefit.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Om Prakash Sharma

    Om Prakash is our India Director, and manages all the project works in India