The group that is most affected by water scarcity in India are Women. Most of them have to walk 2-3 kms to get access to drinking water. In order to collect enough water for their household they have to make an average of 6 such trips a day.That's valuable time that they could use to educate and empower themselves. In addition, this process is grueling and creates severe long term health hazards for these women at an early age.
Wello create the water wheel which is a creative and innovative way to ease the burden of carrying water for these women. But, wello wheel costs about $50 which is more than Rs 3000. So it is quite expensive and most of these households cannot afford it.
Our idea is to build a system that's similar to the wello wheel so that every household can afford to have one. This system would be cheaper and would also generate electricity to charge batteries which women can later sell to a company or use for lights in the village.