Bitwise Foundation collaborated with the Paani Foundation to participate in the people’s movement to fight drought in the villages of Maharashtra. Around 45 Bitwise Foundation volunteers offered Shramdaan (voluntary labour) at Chilewadi village in Koregaon taluka, Satara district on 4th May, 2019. We as a team through our collaborative efforts were able to create five huge CCT (Continuous Contour Trenches) and lend villagers a hand in building maximum watershed structures that would help them to find solutions to their water problems this year. We also realized that our efforts would help them to save upon the expenses made on the water tankers due to the water scarcity in their village. We were highly motivated to see the hard work and determination of each villager who, despite all odds and challenges stood strong, this encouraged our team to go that extra mile and create as many CCT for them on that day. Kudos to the Bitwise Foundation volunteers
I want to congratulate ‘Paani Foundation Team’ for really proving that if we build a coalition together nothing is beyond reach. I worked hand in hand with the villagers and learned that the best philanthropy is to empower people to solve their own problems and also provide your own contribution. I hope this movement brings prosperity to all the drought prone villages soon. Big thanks to ‘Bitwise Foundation Team’ for providing this valuable opportunity to me.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. We had gone to Satara district to experience it first hand to give a bit but actually ended up taking away a lot… The scorching sun, hard labor was nothing when we started working together. And yes collaboratively we achieved a small bit of this big battle against drought. Thankyou Bitwise Foundation for giving me this opportunity.
Tejashri T Bhilare