Ayyampalayam Keelur

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Latitude 10.96
Longitude 78.72

500 Served

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Community Profile
A remote village situated in the Mannachanallur block of Trichy district, 25 kilometers away from the Trichirapalli junction. The village Ayyampalayam Keelur has 180 houses comprising of 650 people. The villagers’ employment is primarily dependent on the agricultural fields. Women of the families work in the fields under a government program.

The main income source of the community is agriculture. The village has no immediate access to medical, dental or vision care. They travel to the cities to have access to medical care and shopping. The have very rare bus transport in their village.

The present drinking water distribution system is only through government provided public tap. There is only one public tap in their village which supplies water to this community for just half an hour in the morning. The tap water is supplied from an over head tank which is unclean and saline. Hence drinking water is a great problem for this community everyday. The women have to walk a half kilometer daily to fetch drinking water. They also suffer from diseases from consumption of unclean and saline water. The community has requested DPWA to help them with a deep bore well and hand pump so that the community may have access to safe drinking water at any time.

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03/24/2011: The Ayyampalayam - Keelur is complete

Our implementing partner reports…

In this village of 850, the inhabitants are living in tiled and mud-thatched houses.  People earn daily wages working in the fields provided that there is available work for them and often times there isn’t especially in the hot, dry summer months.  There is a public tap often running dry as the electricity only operates for half an hour to 1 hour in the morning and the same in the evening thus the need for a hand pump bore well was essential. 

Arriving at this village the turnout was good and yet the children were unsure as to why these white people were here.  Things changed as we greeted them with smiles and handshakes and picture taking.  Once the curtain was pulled back the children got excited and participated in the celebration of this new project.  Many thanks were communicated by the villagers to The Water Project for the provision of a hand pump bore well in their village.

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Project Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Ayyampalayam Keelur
ProjectID: 826
Install Date:  02/28/2011


Country Details


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.