Alundhalaipur - Pullambadi Secondary School Well



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Country:
India

Program:
Wells for India

GPS:
Latitude 11.05
Longitude 78.91

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

Our partner in the field reports…

Alunthalaipur is rural village situated in Pullambadi block of Trichy district where there are 600 people belong to the scheduled caste. Most of them are daily wage earners and they work in the nearby factories, some take up to construction labor and road laying activities. They have poor economical status. They are treated as untouchables in the society. There is only one public tap in tail end of the village. Water distribution is done only just half an hour in the morning only and most of the time it is dry owing to power cut by the EB department. Hence these 600 people suffer from the short supply of drinking water. So they walk distant places where the open wells are situated and sometime they consume water from the nearby stream during the rainy season. As there is no safe and protected drinking water source in their village, they suffer from an availability of drinking water everyday. To solve their drinking water need we appeal for you to help us to provide a deep bore well with hand pump to the community so that they could have access to safe drinking water all through the day.

Well Dedication Report:

This well was installed at a local Secondary School.

This is the first of two donations made by the Patel family in memory of their father for The Water Project. Thanks to their generous gift, hundreds of children are benefiting from clean drinking water every day at school.

We walked to this dedication straight from another. There was lots of construction and some classes were taking place outside as they patiently waited for their new classroom facilities. With several government leaders as well as Priests present making known their appreciation, it was clear that this well was just what the school needed. With around a thousand students at the school, clean drinking water is imperative.

(Please note, project photos are small due to limited internet access in India.  We will update as able.)


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Project Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  PULLAMBADI UNION, TRICHY DISTRICT
ProjectID: 817
Install Date:  06/30/2010




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Country Details

India

Population: 1.16 Billion
Lacking clean water: 11%
Below poverty line: 25%
Climate: Varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north
Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu
Ethnic Groups: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3%
Life Expectancy: 69 years
Infant Mortality Rate: 55 deaths per 1000 live births

Partner Profile

Wells for Life® is seeking to address the problem in India one well
at a time, and to do so from a holistic perspective by first addressing
the physical needs of the individual and then their community. We are
seeking to accomplish this task through forming partnerships with other
organizations that share the same passion we do for meeting one of the
most basic needs: the need for water.

Wells for Life® continues to receive requests for water wells in
different rural villages and communities throughout India. It is our
vision to meet every viable request presented to us, and to do it in a
sustainable way with lasting impact. We seek to carry out our projects
with the wholehearted participation of the receiving community and to
work with the community. Taking ownership of the well project, they
will keep it a life giving source of water for years to come.

With each of our projects we utilize the expertise of Indian
professionals trained in engineering, hydrogeology, and construction as
well gain the help of the receiving community to carry out the project.
Furthermore, it is our goal to establish the location of each project
on property that will afford equal access to all those within the
village or community, regardless of one's faith or caste.

Finally, it is our hope that each project initiated will bring immediate relief and be a building block for future projects for all those we are in partnership with.