Haritika was established in 1994, and since then, it has been working tirelessly to uplift the rural poor. Their interventions on natural resources management and rural infrastructure development are focused around Bundelkhand, Madhya Pradesh. The area is stricken with soil erosion and water scarcity. Poverty in the region has also been escalating due to lack of livelihood opportunities.
Majhora is one such remote village in this region. It has no water in summer as its only well dries up. Fortunately, Haritika built a well, or source of water, by blasting a rock 2kms away. However, there was no way to bring the water to the village as there is no electricity.
So, Haritika approached Sunlit Future to harness the power of the Sun for this task. The goal of the project was to utilize a solar powered pumping solution to pump water from the open well 2 km away and bring it to a water tank built in the village.
Since the successful completion of this project, 1500 inhabitants of the village have easy access to clean water. Health and hygiene of the community has improved and safety has increased dramatically. Most importantly, women and children are relieved from the drudgery of fetching water for everyday needs.