The project is to provide basic living necessities (clean water and electricity) to a rehabilitated village of tribal communities in India who lost their lands to coal mining.
Project Krishna has been a monumental win for the people of Krishna Vihar and generated a new hope for the development of the village. One of the basic necessities that we were able to provide was the construction of two new wells to make clean drinking water accessible to the people in a sustainable. Additionally, we will be able to provide warm clothing for the children of the village in winter 2020. The construction for the wells is well underway and we hope that this summer, the villagers — for the first time in eleven years — won’t have to walk for miles only to get murky water for sustenance, the people will have easily accessible clean drinking water.
What they said:
The hurdles we jumped through only made our will stronger and Project Krishna has attained the zeal to make real change possible and mobilise the people to demand their rights from those in power. If I did the project again, I would definitely go in with a deeper understanding of the problem we would suffer and prepare in advance. This journey was harsh but we have definitely made some real change.
— Apoorba Misra