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On Lisa's 5th Birthday, Help Us Build Toilets For A Rural School

Ramya is a 9th grade student studying in Kaidala school near Tumkur - a rural district 70 kms away Bangalore city. While Ramya's father is trying to make ends meet working as a local mason, the 14 year old dreams of supporting her family's income by working as an engineer someday.

But a bright student like Ramya might soon quit her school like her other classmates and simply give an open school exam later in the year. As the school has been lacking basic sanitation facilities, senior girls like Ramya are finding it even more challenging with the onset of puberty and to relieve themselves when nature calls.

Leaving school in senior year is common sight among girls and students at Kaidala school that teaches children from marginalised families. Two years back the school had 95 students, now that number has dropped to 75.

With only one functional toilet used by both boys and girls, the situation is leading to a long queue outside the toilet and sometimes the students are resorting to open defecation/urination.

Girls who have special sanitation requirements find it even more challenging. Broken doors and a damaged roof do not provide them with the privacy they need to manage their menstrual needs.  

On Lisa's 5th Birthday, Priya and me have decided to construct a toilet for girls at Kaidala school and build a new urinal block for boys with overhead water storage facility.

It's devastating to know that a few miles from our home, there is a community that lacks basic amenity like hygienic sanitation. As young children spend most of their day in school, we believe that a provision for healthy sanitation is very important.

Like every year, we won't be accepting any gifts for Lisa. We recommend you to please contribute here as a gift to Lisa's 5th Birthday. We believe, investing in sanitation for this school will lead to better educational outcomes.  

With the funds received, we are also planning on fixing the door, replacing broken toilet pans, installing pipes and fixing the roof/tiles of the existing one toilet at the school.

COST:

Our goal is to raise Rs.40000 to build a toilet and renovate the existing toilet.

The following is the breakup:

Rs 14000 labour charges and Rs 26000 for the material and logistics.

TIMELINE:

Our timeline for setting up this project is 2 months from the date of fundraiser completion.

We hope to raise enough funds in the first month to start developing the infrastructure and build washrooms for girls in the school.

We will have detailed updates of how your money is being spent, including photos, and videos from the transformation of our space!
Lisa Singhi
Lisa Singhi
Water Storage drum in the Toilet
Water Storage drum in the Toilet
School
School
Request Letter from the School
Request Letter from the School
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2nd August 2018
Update:

We have placed a request for the amount withdrawal from Milaap Accounts to the beneficiary NGO ( Kritayagata Trust). Below is the details for your reference :

1) Rs 29078.65 was raised in INR. --> Transaction Complete.

Amount transferred - Rs.29,078.65
Transaction ref. no. - 821316177808
Transaction date - 2018-08-01

2) $137.55 was raised in USD.--> Transaction Pending

Since this is USD Transfer to INR, The amount would be first credited to the NGO Founder (Mrs Aruna Diwakar) 's personal account and from there it will be transferred to NGO Official Account. The reason for doing this is because Kritagyata Trust does not have FCRA exemption yet so it would be violation of Indian Tax Laws if the USD is directly credited in the NGO account.

We will update you with necessary proofs once both the transfers are complete successfully.

Please stay tuned for the next updates.

Thanks,Varun



31st July 2018
We are now closing the campaign as we have generated necessary funds for this project. We will keep you updated with the next steps until the completion of the toilets.
29th July 2018
Amigos! We just reached our fundraiser goal for On Lisa's 5th Birthday, Help Us Build Toilets For A Rural School on Milaap.  We would like to thank all the donors who supported this campaign by donating and by spreading the word, it just wouldn’t have been possible without your love and support.        
Thank you all who have contributed to our campaign.
Best Regards,
Varun Singhi, Priya Singhi and Lisa Singhi
Content Disclaimer: The facts and opinions, expressed in this fundraiser page are those of the campaign organiser or users, and not Milaap.
Rs.41,001
raised of Rs.40,000 goal

15 Supporters

Beneficiary: Kritagyata Trust info_outline
80G tax benefits for INR donations

Supporters (15)

HS
Himanshu donated Rs.1,001
17 days ago

God bless you guys. Great initiative.

A
Anonymous donated Rs.5,050
18 days ago
VP
VIGYA PRAKASH donated Rs.1,500
23 days ago
M
Mallika donated Rs.1,000
about 1 month ago

Details may be shared please

RA
Raja donated Rs.3,000
about 1 month ago
Vishnukanth
Vishnukanth donated Rs.2,500
about 1 month ago