Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

EVA MARRIE GIRLS SCHOOL

Over 1,500 girls attend the Eva Marrie Girls School in Perambalur, India.  The shear size of the school magnified the lack of access to water.  Before this well and distribution systems were constructed,  the school children would have to leave the grounds to access public taps or they would use a small amount of water which the school was forced to pay for from a “water cart”.  Improving access to water means more time in class, less danger traveling outside of school grounds and far better access to proper sanitation, a huge issue for a girls school.



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Well in India – BAGAVATHI

This was the second of two wells funded by Burns High School FFA.  The full name of the location is Kothamangalam Bagavathi Amman Street.  This particular village has about 700 Dalit families and like the first had been without a safe and dependable water source.

This village, not far from the first, suffered many of the same water problems.  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.

Thankfully,with the help of the students at Burns HS FFA, these people are enjoying their very own protected water source.


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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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