Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for India

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Nov 2009

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

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Community Profile

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.

This well project consists of a deep well, electric pump, overhead
storage tanks and a distribution system to multiple taps. The school is
situated in Perambalur which is 60 kilometers away from Trichirapalli
in the north.  The students come from poor families in the surrounding
community.

Wells for Life, the implementing partner, reported that…

“Driving up and seeing all 1,500 girls lined up and
waiting for our arrival was special.  It was late in the day but
nonetheless worth the wait.  We took some video and explained who the
donor was and of their care and concern for people, especially
children.  It was evident these girls were thankful.  Seeing the size
and scope of the project was inspiring and a relief because after
witnessing the sheer number of girls, a small project wouldn’t have
sufficed, so a huge thank you to Northview Christian Church!”

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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.



Sponsors

Groups:
Northview Christian Church, Indiana