Well in India – KATTUR

This well, the first of two projects funded by Burns FFA, serves around 750 -900 Dalit families.  They have been suffering for some time due to their water needs.  Prior to this well being installed they walked great distances for water.   Even then, what they found was water designated for the fields and crop growing – unsuitable and unsafe to drink.

The Wells for Life team reported that, as they arrived on the scene “there were a large number of villagers waiting for us along with elected community leaders.  It was apparent that the provision of the well, tank and taps was just what they needed.  The atmosphere was happy and everyone was celebrating the new gift of water.”

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Performers for Progress Builds 3 Wells

IMG_0535_2This past October, Performers for Progress set out to raise enough money to build two wells in India.  They ended up raising enough for three!

Just a few weeks after performing and asking their audiences to get behind this important work, the first two of their three wells was constructed in India.  You can see the new wells at Sirumayangudi & Mettupatti in India.

So far over 1,600 people have access to clean, safe water because of the efforts of a few committed students.  The communities in India are very grateful…and so are we!

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Well in India – METTUPATTI

Mettupatti was the second project funded by Performers for Progress.  This well serves nearly 1,000 people!

Like the previous village, this one was made up of agriculture workers who were very poor and had no reliable water source.  The water scarcity in the area was apparent as the overhead tank supply was sporadic and limited.  Now things are different thanks to Performers for Progress.  The people now have their own water tank which will give them safe water throughout the day and eliminate the need for extended travel just to have sufficient water for the day’s needs.

1,000 people call this place  home.  They are very poor, making a few dollars every day by laboring in the fields.  They were very excited to have us visit and were very appreciative of the new well.

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This was the first of two projects being funded by Performers for Progress.  It will serve a village of 600 people.

When the Wells for Life team arrived they were met by a group of about 30 people, primarily the women and children of the village though there were some men present.  Most of the villagers had left for the fields as it was early afternoon by the time we arrived in this place.

We saw many of the places where they lived and their primary water tap which was unreliable.  Now thanks in large part to the generosity of Performers for Progress, these villagers are enjoying their very own protected water source.  This improved source will meet all of their water needs.

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