Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for India

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Feb 2011

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

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Community Profile

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.

Project Updates

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.

The Water Project : dsc_0166

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.


1 individual donors