ZeroMiles | Clean Drinking Water
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Clean Drinking Water

brings prosperity...
OUR PROCESS

1. Target Taluka

A taluka is the smallest group of villages interdependent up on each other. We select a taluka based on the severity of its needs.

2. Identify villages

Once a taluka is targeted, we do classification of its villages based on their population size. Using span of villages as criteria, we target villages less than 5000 person population.

3. Field Visits

Multiple field visits and awareness camps in villages to get community's involvement.

4. Case Study

Once the community's involvement is achieved, we prepare their case studies to prepare a database.

5. Project Execution

After raising the funds, we execute the project on field, establish a rural entrepreneur, train him and popularize the project among nearby villages.

6. Establishing Trust

We take the photo and video proofs of the work done, testimonials of people and GPS location of the executed project so that the investors and partners always knows where their investments are making impact.

1. IDENTIFYING TARGET TALUKA
A taluka is the smallest group of villages interdependent on each other. We select a taluka after we do a baseline survey of the area regarding availability of underground water in the region and its quality. Based on that, our technical team suggests a water purification system required in the region.
2. SELECTION OF VILLAGES
While identifying the villages in our target taluka to setup Zero Miles center, we use the ‘Span of the village’ criteria to ensure that maximum people can reach the center daily. Based on our previous field surveys, we have derived that such projects are most suitable for villages less than 5000 people population. So based on their population sizes, we select the villages which are closely linked with other villages as well. Our field management team ensure the linkages among the villages. Our management team then decides the number of units required to cover the whole taluka.
3. FIELD VISITS
After selecting the target villages, our field team organizes awareness camps in these villages with the help of local gram panchayat. In these camps we demonstrate to the villages the impurities in their current drinking water sources using our water testing kits. We explain them the project, their role and the impact this project can bring their day-to-day lives and then ask them for involvement. For our projects, 5% to 10% of the total capital cost is raised by the community. Our able field team ensures that the villagers understand the project completely and that the required funds are raised. 
4. CASE STUDY PREPARATION
Once the community is ready to raise the funds, we prepare a comprehensive case study of that village to maintain a thorough database to cater to the needs of the society later through our future partner organizations. 
5. PROJECT EXECUTION
After successful community involvement is generated, our team coordinates with various  suppliers and local contractors to ensure speedy field execution. During this process, we love to take our investor’s or partner’s representatives with us in the field so that they also experience the joy of transforming people’s lives.
6. ESTABLISHING TRUST
Once the center is established, we train the entrepreneur selected by us during the project’s execution time. We try to choose women entrepreneurs for managing and operating the centers. We train the in operations and daily maintenance of  the water purification plants, how to troubleshoot at primary level, we impart them basis soft skills required to run the center smoothly and harmoniously. We also train them in using the ICT via tablets. Once the entrepreneur is set, we hand hold them for a week, take photos and videos as proof of our work done and hand over the center to the village. With this, our real work begins, which is to ensure  that the momentum is maintained and the village moves in direction of self-development.