COVID-19  India Project #52901

Providing COVID Relief for Farmers in Rural India

by Friends of Tilonia, Inc.
Providing COVID Relief for Farmers in Rural India
Providing COVID Relief for Farmers in Rural India
Providing COVID Relief for Farmers in Rural India
Providing COVID Relief for Farmers in Rural India
Providing COVID Relief for Farmers in Rural India
Providing COVID Relief for Farmers in Rural India
Providing COVID Relief for Farmers in Rural India
Providing COVID Relief for Farmers in Rural India

Summary

COVID-19, high unemployment, and a crumbling public health system are combining to devastate rural communities in Bihar, India. Nalanda district faces a dire shortage of basic medicines, equipment, trained healthcare workers, food and work opportunities. FORRAD, our NGO partner in India, has been distributing food rations, basic medicines and equipment in Nalanda. But after weeks of COVID relief, FORRAD recognizes that what is most urgently needed is paid employment in the local area.

$15,000
total goal
$11,107
remaining
6
donors
0
monthly donors
5
months

Challenge

To provide work, and simultaneously, to restore water resources in this drought prone area, FORRAD, working with local, community organizations, is initiating the restoration of two pynes (river flood diversion canals) in Hilsa and Silao blocks of Nalanda district, Bihar.

Solution

In addition to generating employment, this pyne restoration will have the impact of improving water availability for agriculture, livestock and households, which will result in improved household income, food security and health. Normally, a project like this would use excavators. However, given the severe unemployment due to the lockdown, this restoration project will hire manual laborers from the local communities, providing more than 2500 days of work to excavate and restore the pynes.

Long-Term Impact

Each restored pyne will be 1 km long, 4.6 m wide, 1 m deep, and require 2525 days of work. More than 4100 cubic meters of earth will be excavated to create storage capacity of 4 million liters of water. The 2 kilometers of restored pynes will provide water to irrigate 400 acres of land farmed by 200 small-holder farming and sharecropping households.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Friends of Tilonia, Inc.

Location: Brooklyn, NY - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ShopSprout
Project Leader:
Ellen Fish
Brooklyn, NY United States
$3,893 raised of $15,000 goal
 
6 donations
$11,107 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Friends of Tilonia, Inc. has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.