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CHANGE THE PRESENT

THE BHIL PEOPLE

100% FUNDED -- WE REACHED OUR GOAL!

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CHANGING THE PRESENT

We reach 100% of our goal thanks to your generous support!

We will be able to full fund both a well and water retention system in 10 communities in India, providing over 50,000 Dalits with access to a safe source of water year-round . . . for the very first time. Thank you!

Any additional donations will help us fund water projects in other areas around the world.


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THE POWER OF CLEAN WATER

Clean water gives second chances . . . Freedom . . . Hope. Learn more about how your gift can help break the cycle of poverty for the Bhil:

COMMUNITY WATER PROJECTS

We have identified 10 Bhil villages that currently have no access to a reliable clean-water source. Our strategy is to provide each of these communities with quality infrastructure to keep clean water flowing, even in drought conditions.

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CLEAN WATER WELL

Each village will be equipped with a well to collect naturally filtered water, free of dangerous bacteria and parasites. This reliable water source will save countless hours of travel time for women and children.

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WATER STORAGE TOWER

When the dry season is in full swing, the Bhil will have a clean-water source ready to fuel their agriculturally-based livelihoods. Better crops mean fuller bellies, increased income, and the opportunity to escape poverty . . . no pumping needed.

$75

brings water to three Bhil people

$5,000

will build one clean-water well

$5,000

will build one water storage tower

THE BHIL PEOPLE

The Bhil are an ancient tribal group comprised entirely of dalits—those last in line in Indian society. For centuries, the Bhil have struggled under the weight of poverty with no electricity, no access to healthcare or education, and no clean water.

Most work long hours as bonded field laborers or in rock quarries earning less than $2 a day. For this people group of 12 million, clean water means change . . . and a whole new way of life.


NATIONAL PARTNER

Ramchand Saranu has worked for many years on behalf of the most desperate individuals in India, the majority of them in the lowest of castes.

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And like causelife, his vision is to provide clean water to those who are forgotten by society, those with the least amount of hope.

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MADHYA PRADESH

This central province houses the largest population of Bhil people in India


IMPACT: THE STORY SO FAR

Last Christmas, you helped us provide clean water to 10 Bhil communities, impacting 16,000 people with dignity, health, and hope. Learn how this simple gift is helping families escape the cycle of poverty.

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Celebrate: Health

Bahni’s walked for hours every day to fetch water—water that was making her children dangerously ill.



LEARN ABOUT BAHNI >>
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Celebrate: Opportunity

The ground was dry. Ralusingh’s crops were not producing enough to feed his wife and seven children.



LEARN ABOUT RALUSINGH >>
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Celebrate: Partnership

William and Henry wanted to do something special to bring clean water to India..



LEARN ABOUT WILLIAM & HENRY >>

FUNDRAISE

Harness your innovative fundraising idea to help bring clean water to the Bhil people no matter where you are.

In minutes, you can set up a personalized fundraising page using our online platform, mycause. This will be your new home base to share your campaign and begin accepting donations.

Whether you’re running a 5K in a superhero costume, selling hot chocolate and holiday treats at your workplace, or giving up Christmas gifts this year, every campaign can make a huge difference as we push toward our goal! And remember . . . the more creativity, the better!

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SEND AN E-CARD WITH YOUR DONATION

Still wondering what to get that special someone for Christmas? When you give a gift to Change the Present, you’ll have the option to send a customizable e-card on behalf of a friend or family member. This is the perfect way to involve your loved ones in the joy of giving back.

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