MANTRA – Movement and Action Network for the Transformation of Rural Areas project aims to provide a toilet and bathing room with piped water supply to each of the target 1500 families in 20 villages over a two year period. The establishment of community-led water and sanitation infrastructure is complemented with a series of capacity building activities around health and hygiene education, leadership development and fund management
The Bonita Trust is a philanthropic trust established under Gibraltar law in 2004 by a subsidiary of PartyGaming Plc, prior to its London Stock Exchange flotation in 2005. The Trust is served by an International Advisory Board whose first member was Ruth Parasol DeLeon.
Bonita has focused the majority of its community grant-making in the United Kingdom, India, Israel, and Gibraltar and has since inception, donated over £7.5 million (US$ 12.2 million) to charities leveraging technology to deliver programmes in the areas of education, health and entrepreneurship working in partnership with communities worldwide.
The MANTRA project in Orissa is the first water and sanitation project to receive funding from the Bonita Trust.
Source: PR.com / Bonita Trust, 28 Oct 2009