Your donation lays the foundation for a better and dignified life for families in the poorest parts of rural India. Your smallest contribution can bring water, increase incomes, improve livelihoods in the remotest villages.
It was 2017 when I was selected in the ASA’s shallow bore well scheme through
our Self Help Group. I got an assistance of Rs 30000/ for drilling a shallow bore
well, purchasing a submersible pump, electric connection. I spent about INR 15000/
from our savings. This has changed our lives. In our two acres of plot we grow paddy,
vegetables, pulses, wheat and have planted few fruit plants as well. We earn nearly
one lakh rupees from our farm which was only a dream before. My children are now going
to school regularly. I am really very happy!!
In 2018 I availed financial assistance of INR 40000/ for digging of dugwell, binding and construction of parapet wall. The improvement of irrigation after the construction of dug well has enabled me year long cultivation providing me with a steady income. It has also opened an avenue for paddy seed production raising my income from INR 25000/ to INR 75000/ in the very first year itself. I am also able to grow wheat in the winter season. My children are enjoying the farm fresh vegetables in their daily meals nowadays.
The construction of farm pond in my land with an assistance of INR 15000/ has increased my income from INR 25000 to INR 70000/per year including about INR 36000/ through the sale of fish from the farm pond. This is a great help for my family to have a stable income
They have a family of 6 members with only one person as the earning member of the family. The poor financial condition deprived them of proper sanitation and water drinking facility. Poor sanitation used to increase the health risks of her family members, especially her 2-year-old child. This had a significant financial cost from poor sanitation-related sickness. The out of pocket payments and travel costs for healthcare, income loss associated with sickness, and lost productivity were major problems that Angurbala can be heard recalling.
“Now, my family members are much healthier than before. Earlier they used to fall ill frequently,
especially my child. A large sum of money had to be spent on healthcare-related expenses. Now, with the lesser
frequency we could pool in savings for the future use” says Angur standing near the sanitation unit that they have
constructed with the help from ASADS
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