Bhagwati Agrawal: Providing clean water to 10,000 villagers.
Bhagwati was born in Rajasthan, a poor village in the driest region of India.
There, water was so scarce, that women walked for miles to get water or used local well water, which is salty, unpleasant and is being depleted.
To conserve water, the women cleaned dishes with sand or ash.
Yet by contrast, when Bhagwati moved to the U.S., he found clean water instantly available.
From his American experience, Bhagwati became determined to solve his village’s dire water situation and in 2003, he returned home and took action:
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Bhagwati created a community reservoir, in which during the monsoon season, water is captured and stored in the reservoir.
As a result, all year long, the 10,000 villagers have clean, safe drinking water, water they put in containers and carry to their homes and schools.
Can one person really make a difference? Please see for yourself in a 1 minute, 49 second video, a video preceded by a brief CNN commercial: http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/10/01/cnnheroes-bhagwati-agrawal.cnn/video/playlists/heroes-top-ten/
Success Tip of the Week:
Like Bhagwati, if you have an idea that could help others, this is a great time to offer it.
Editor's Note:To learn more http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/01/world/cnn-heroes-agrawal/ and http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/10/21/cnnheroes-agrawal-extra.cnn
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