Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for India

Impact: 450 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Feb 2011

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Community Profile

Community Profile

The village Akkaraipatti is comprised of 450 people living in 50 tiled roof homes and 50 thatched roof huts. All the families belong to the Hindu community living on daily wages. The village doesn’t have immediate access to daily shopping or medical, dental or vision care and the nearest facility is 8 kilometers away. The only mode of transport is bus transport once in every hour.

Currently the only water source is government provided tap water, which is available to the community for just twenty minutes each morning. The tap water is supplied from an over head tank which is unclean and does not fulfill the drinking water need of the community. The women walk long distances to fetch drinking water. The community members suffer from diseases such as fever, cold, cough, jaundice and diarrhea etc. Hence this community is in very much need of safe and protected drinking water. The whole village community has appealed DPWA to help them install a deep bore well with hand pump with in the reach of the community to have access to safe drinking water all through the day.

Project Updates

03/24/2011: Akkaraipatti Well is Completed

Our implementing partner reports…

This village was our first dedication of the day and consisted of 450 people who are considered very poor and part of the backward caste.   Small amounts of money are earned working in the fields weeding or in a nearby cement plant performing meaningless work.  Prior to our intervention there weren’t any suitable drinking water sources within their village as the overhead tank provides limited amounts of water for 30 minutes in the morning and evening and even this water isn’t suitable for drinking, just for their household needs. 

Thanks though to the generosity of The Water Project donors this all changed and now the project is supplying all the drinking water needs for those in the village and even for those traveling along the road or to the nearby cement plant workers.  It is estimated that over 1,000 will have access now to this hand pump and the women and children who were present for the dedication were extremely appreciative for the bore well.

The Water Project : dsc_0311

Project Type

Borehole and Hand Pump

Girls and women walk long distances for water when safe water is very often right under their feet! Underground rivers, called aquifers, often contain a constant supply of safe water – but you have to get to it. No matter what machine or piece of equipment is used, all drilling is aiming for a borehole that reaches into an aquifer. If the aquifer has water - and after the well is developed - we are able to pull water to the surface utilizing a hand-pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around 5 gallons of water a minute through a hand-pump.


10 individual donors
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