Harvesting Water in the Desert

11 December, 2015 India, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
The Thar Desert, one of the most arid deserts in the world, is located between the Rajasthan state of Northern India and the Punjab and Sindh provinces of Pakistan. Due to its climate, frequent droughts cause a significant loss in agricultural produce which leads its inhabitants to be malnourished and also not have access to clean drinking water.


IDRF is bringing innovative water access solutions and farming strategies to drought-affected communities in Rajasthan, India. Our project comprises viable local interventions including rainwater harvesting and water purification. This project also saves women from trudging for miles to procure water for their families. IDRF is also planting fruit trees which will improve the nutrition sources for the inhabitants.

To date, our projects have constructed 65 rainwater harvesting tanks and installed 65 water filters for vulnerable villagers. Our efforts have also provided 35 families with vegetable and fruit garden and rehabilitated 2 community water reservoirs to improve their access to clean water.

In total, we have helped over 2,000 individuals and their families across 20 villages.

Note: At IDRF we are committed to managing your funds and being accountable to you as our donors with full transparency. To do this, we are committed to ensuring that the funds you have selected are designated to the appropriate country. In the event IDRF receives funds that cannot be designated to the country selected, then please know that the funds will be redirected to support other vulnerable communities that are in urgent need.

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