13 Harvesting Water for Schools
The water in India’s rural schools is polluted. Drinking this water causes many children to suffer water-borne illnesses such as diarrhea, jaundice, and skin disease, which interrupts their school attendance. In Rajasthan, north India, water comes only a few months of the year during the monsoons; there is practically no water the rest of the year.

TREES FOR LIFE helps rural schools install water systems to filter and store rain water. Each system can process and purify rainwater and store more than 25,000 gallons of drinking water – enough for 400 students during the dry season. A system lasts for decades, benefiting thousands of children. Your gift of clean water protects the health of children and stabilizes their school attendance.


$69 One share of a water filter (total cost $682)
$6 Purified water for five children for one year

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