03/24/2011: South Salakadu
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This village of about 550 people is comprised of 140 scheduled caste families viewed as part of the backward caste peoples. They are agricultural laborers and some do construction work for low wages. The only public tap is not suitable for consumption and so the women and children who collect the water for drinking are forced to walk long distances to access water which they can consume each day.
Thanks to the support of The Water Project, those that live in S. Salakadu can now enjoying a hand pump bore well which produces quality water suitable for drinking. This dedication was our third for the day and was attended by many of the villagers. The women who make up the village committee were present for the dedication and wearing their purple saris. The children were equally as excited as the women were to have such close proximity of a hand pump to their homes and communicated their thanks to pass along to the donor.
Wells for Life assists in the implemenation of well projects in India through an indigineous partner.
The Water Project is partnered with Wells for Life to help bring clean water to the poorest communities in India. Working with DWPA, a local NGO in India, we will be funding fresh water well projects that will alleviate the suffering a lack of access to clean water causes.
Access to clean water is essential to development around the world and India is certainly no exception. In fact, the effects of water scarcity are growing more desperate in India faster than they are in many countries.
A new well for a community in India.
Project Type: Hand Pumped Well
Location: South Salakadu