Get Amazing Stories

Get great contents delivered straight to your inbox everyday, just a click away, Sign Up Now.

Janwaar Castle is a learning camp with a skatepark at its core. It's a social experiment and the goal is to transform the village of Janwaar into a wealthier and more prosperous place.


Janwaar faces a serious drought. Water is more scarce than ever. In April the water hand pumps will have no more water. Two months earlier than usual.

A (deadly) thread for the villagers and their animals.

Our big chance is this year’s monsoon. We have 10 more weeks to set up an infrastructure which enables the villagers to have drinking water all year round. We are planning to re-vitalise the existing natural water resources by using solar power and add a pipe and tank infrastructure. There is a natural spring and one well which need to be dug out. The natural spring is blocked (10-15 feet need to be dug) and the well which is almost dry and muddy needs to be dug 2-5 feet deeper.

2 HP solar powered DC waterpump
750 watt solar panel (20 years warranty)
150 ampere batteries (2), (5 years warranty)
1 KW inverter
10 water tanks
connecting pipes, wire
labour / management

Costs: approximately 8 lakhs INR (EURO 10.500, USD 12.000)

We’ve started to crowdfund the money. Four friends already have bought pictures from Vicky Roy, a very well-know Indian fotographer. Vicky has made Janwaar Castle to his private foto documentary project! He gave us 20 fotos which we can use to raise funds!

Please click through this presentation and you will see all fotos and get the details! Thanks!

Fotos for Water from Ulrike Reinhard

Leave a Reply