Families in Shilonda village will not fear the upcoming summers and the possibility of water-cuts in their houses. Habitat for Humanity – a global NGO along with Fractal Analytics Pvt. Ltd. is distributing 634 waterwheels to women from marginalized tribal families in Dahanu. The waterwheel is a simple and an effective tool designed for people to carry 45 liters of water from one location to another. This will help the families who travel kilometers to get water for their basic needs.
Children, especially young girls, dropout of school, as they are required to walk long distances to fetch water for their family. With the help of waterwheel, families will now be able to carry 45 liters of water in one trip. This in-turn will save time and energy while also reduce the dropout rate of students from schools.
Speaking about the initiative, Rajan Samuel, Managing Director – Habitat for Humanity India said, “At Habitat for Humanity we focus on providing a decent house and good sanitation facilities to families. With Fractal Analytics Pvt. Ltd. we will be able to provide families the means to get clean and hygienic water. These waterwheels are a hope for families to have access to clean drinking water, thus ensuring good health.”
Present at the distribution Chetana Kumar, Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, at Fractal Analytics, a provider of Analytics & AI, said, “Water is an essential resource for life and people travelling long distances every day to secure 10-15 liters of drinking water presents a big challenge. Additionally, children often fall ill due to a lack of clean water. The waterwheels could be a very useful resource towards ensuring a healthy living for the many families navigating long distances to collect water. Fractal Analytics is happy to be able to support Habitat for Humanity India in this noble cause.”