HEM Ashram is located in the mountainous region of Dharampur, near Valsad. HEM serves the needs of underprivileged children of Jagiri and the surrounding tribal villages. This region has typically good rain, but most of the water flows away because of poor drainage controls. As a result, we face water issues for four to five months during summer. We supplement our needs by buying water, delivered in tankers. Last year with the financial help of some good Samaritans, we dug one pond to store rainwater. Stored water is used for eco-friendly/organic farming on our land.
With our friends in the USA and India, we managed to build one well nearby. Furthermore, water pumps, water filtration systems, storage tanks, and pipes will be installed shortly, to bring and distribute water to the campus.