Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Since the coming of Growth Center (GC), the daily mundane activity of collecting water is now turned into an exciting part of the day. The GC has internet enabled touch screen kiosks which has apps developed in local languages. Now while waiting for their turn, people can surf on internet and get their hands on useful information. Now the students have more resources at their hands. They accompany their mothers to the GC and get together, this improves harmony. When they meet at GC, they share their knowledge with enthusiasm, promoting mass learning. Now farmers are better informed about weather and grow crops accordingly. All this happens while collecting 1 pot of water. Water brings health, knowledge & happiness to all the village.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Doctors charges a minimum of ₹100 as consultation fees. One time medical expenses for a "routine" disease like dysentery goes up to 100-150 in three days. Travel expenses costs another ₹30, to & fro. In all, if a non earning member of family falls ill once a month (this frequency increases in summers & in monsoon), the family shells out approx ₹300 as total expenses. If a earning member falls ill, a loss of daily wage of ₹150-₹200 adds up to it! A regular adult needs approx 3.7 litres of water daily for drinking and cooking. On an average, family size in typical villages range from 6-8 people. Considering this, on an average, the family needs max 888 litres in a month for drinking and cooking. At 25 paise a litre, the total expense comes up to ₹220 per month + no loss of man hours. We can see, in future, these people will be more healthier, and have better chances of earning.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
We are targeting villages of size less than 2000 people. Last 1/3rd of India's population resides there. By improving their health & financial conditions, we can boost our economy tremendously. Since corporate get office space in all villages, they will be more interested in these CSR activities & through them e-commerce can be promoted, since we will have internet in GC. People can directly reach out to government of their issues, this helps in good governance & brings transparency in the system. Once people get good habits, pipelines can be laid down by government for GC to every house.