I am fundraising to bring clean water to women of rural India | Milaap
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I am fundraising to bring clean water to women of rural India



A woman's daily battle starts early in the morning and goes on till late into the night. As someone living a city-based life that is full of facilities and luxuries, I still have things to complain everyday. But think of these women who even have to struggle everyday to fetch a bucket of water for their daily needs? So, I wish to make access to water easier for women like Murugayee living in remote villages of Tamilnadu. If you wish to join me in my campaign, kindly loan out the amount you wish, and make lives better for a few more women.
Subashini and her husband are labourers from Musiri in Tamil Nadu. Their house lacks a water connection that can ensure that they have access to clean drinking water. In order to change this, Subashini wants to take a loan of Rs 5000 which will help her get a piped water connection at home. With the family's monthly savings, Subashini is confident that she can repay the loan.
35-year-old Selvi is a farmer living in Musiri. Living with her husband and child in a house made from sheets, the family earns a monthly income of Rs 6000. They do not have access to clean water in the household. However, with a loan of Rs 5000, they will be able to get clean water from piped water connection. This will mean a better, healthier life for the family.
I am hosting this campaign on account of our (Gokul and I) second wedding anniversary on October 28, 2014. We hope we can raise an amount to help Subashini and Selvi get better access to water.
The issue at hand:
Murugayee is a 54-year old woman from Musiri, Tamil Nadu. Narrating her daily experience in fetching water, she says recalls how despite queuing up for one hour at the public tap, she's had to return home empty-handed many times. The last straw was when a nasty fight broke out in the queue once and she was left with a broken nose. Deciding to get a permanent solution to this, she sought a loan from Guardian, our field partner. With Rs 7000, she was able to get a piped connection at home. Today, she is a lot happier that she has access to water right from the convenience of her home.
Murugayee's story is not the exception, it is more the norm in many villages in Tamil Nadu, in South India. Women walk to the community water taps to fetch water for their daily water needs. Besides, women can only bring home as much water as they can carry, and those at the back of the long queues do not always have the chance to fill their urns. To solve this problem, our field partner GUARDIAN provides loans for women to build water connections into their homes. These piped connections add precious hours to a woman's day and ensure that families have enough water to meet their daily needs.

Who we are helping

Selvi Ravi
Subashini Sekar
Rs.12,650 raised

Goal: Rs.12,000

Supporters (4)

Rajeev lent US $17.24

Best wishes on your noble effort.

Eva lent US $175

Subashini and Selvi, you will have your water! Haripriya, Gokul, and Dhwani, every blessing to you, and happy anniversary!

Parul lent Rs.1,000

god bless u both..

gaayuvivek lent Rs.500

Happy anniversary HP.