Rainwater harvesting in Charasada,India
Year round supply of sustainable, clean water to marginalised communities in 5 villages
Key programme facts
240 water tanks
Helping build 240 new water harvesting tanks
Over 10 years
Over 10 years of working with the communities of Charasada
Providing clean drinking water for 900 people
About the programme
In rural India, girls, as young as 8, miss out on an education and can spend up to a third of their lives fetching water, carrying pots weighing 12kg or more on their heads.
Rainwater harvesting tanks catch and store rainwater. Built from locally sourced materials and using local labour, they are sustainable and easy to maintain. Typically holding around 22,000 litres of water, these tanks can provide a year round source of drinking water at home.
This programme works with the community to build 240 rainwater harvesting tanks for the most vulnerable families. The programme is spread over 5 villages in the Charasada, Rajasthan, India.
WaterHarvest has worked with these communities for over 10 years. During this time, we will have built more than 480 water harvesting tanks. We continually revisit the earlier tanks from previous programmes to ensure their sustainability and incorporate any improvements into the updated tank design.
A source of clean water at home transforms the lives of families, including better health and more time for school, work and relaxation.
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