Our mission is to encourage water conservation, reverse the effects of pollution and mitigate water scarcity in artisan and rural communities across the world.
We partner with local non-profits and grassroots organizations to enable community stewardship and control over water resources through the creation and restoration of locally managed rainwater harvesting and water recharge systems.
Leave no one behind
The world faces a rapidly changing and degrading physical environment. Climate change, land degradation, deforestation and wastewater pollution are major contributors to the accelerated global water crisis.
Pressures of global markets threatens traditional ways of life, water scarcity is both a natural and a human-made phenomenon. There is enough freshwater on the planet for seven billion people but is distributed unevenly and too much of it is washed, polluted and unsustainably manage.
As population of the world increases, demand on water significantly increases too. Together with poor water quality and inadequate sanitation, according to statistics of World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 663 million people still lack access to safe water.
The solutions in most cases already exist and are found all over the world in the form of lakes, irrigation tanks, step wells and roof water harvesting tanks. The science of collecting rainwater is an ancient wisdom which we believe should be respected and revived to achieve equitable and sustainable access to freshwater. With modern technological inputs , water harvesting structures can not only meet people’s basic water needs but also improve the food and livelihood security of global communities while restoring the environment. Restoring both surface and groundwater sources are gradual processes and we believe the only lasting solution to the problem of water scarcity.
Phase 1 - Stage I
$5000 (INR 363,000) - Estimated to save 7.5 million L x year
Aims to filter, recycle and recharge the wastewater currently generated during natural printing on two different locations: Chhipa Samaj community land & Chaumbudi family land.
Phase 1 - Stage II
$3600 Budget (INR 260,000). Estimated to save 800,000 L of water x year
Aims to connect surrounding rooftops in order to harvest rainwater. Water lab testing as ongoing basis to reassess water quality and adjust filtering systems.
Phase 2 - Stage I
$45,000 INR 32,45408
equitable long-term solutions for a particularly vulnerable community of 400 people living in a hamlet on the outskirts, where the water crisis they face is much harsher.
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Who we are
Manthan Sanstha, Kotri is a grassroots nonprofit organization working on diverse local issues related to Sustainable Development along with empowering marginalized and excluded communities in 120 villages of Ajmer and Nagaur districts, Rajasthan, India.
Tejaram Ji, Director of Manthan Sanstha, Kotri
Forrad facilitates and supports grass roots projects that address the issues of natural resource management, human resources development and sustainability.
Susan Abraham, Director of FORRAD. Foundation for Rural Recovery & Development.
Bindaas Unlimited is a social enterprise that makes contemporary textile prints in natural colors and contemporary crafts with rural artisans in Rajasthan, Gujarat and U.P. She works extensively with Studio Chaubundi in Kaladera, Rajasthan
Meeta Mastani, Co-founder of Bindaas Unlimited
Mireia Lopez, Founder of Blinded By color Project & The BBCP Rainwater Foundation