Our mission is to encourage water conservation, reverse the effects of pollution and mitigate water scarcity across artisan communities on which traditional livelihoods depends on.
Our goal is to inspire participatory community led initiatives that demonstrate a replicable model to neighboring and other global communities.
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.
According to statistics of World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 663 million people still lack access to safe water, and by 2030 700 Million People could be displaced by water scarcity.
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 - COMPLETE
$3000 (INR 221,000)
Created a recharge well to receive all the filtered wastewater from the wash tanks currently generated during natural printing back into the ground, in two different locations in Kaladera. Given that 1 wash tank uses 10,000-15,000L of water x day, both units are now saving a total of 7.3M L of water x year.
Phase 1 - Stage II - Schedule to start October, 2021
$9100 Budget (INR 670,000) - Funded $4500 - Budget to reach our goal: $4600
Connecting surrounding rooftops in order to harvest rainwater, including the tin shed, to a sedimentation tank and a well in two village locations, filtering and monitoring systems. - It is estimated that adding rooftops connections will have the potential to direct 800,000 L x year to the ground, otherwise lost in runoff along the surface.
Phase II - What we would like to do:
$30,000 (INR 221,000) / 1 unit = INR 40000
We would like to address the needs of 50 specific households belonging to the most vulnerable populations living in a hamlet on the outskirts of Kaladera. These households comprise elderly people, people with disabilities and women headed families. We would like to ensure they each have individual water storage tanks of 10,000 L capacity, and we would also like to have these tanks connected to their rooftops, enabling them to harvest rainwater during the monsoon
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Board of Directors
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, Coordinator 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