Eva Marie Girls School

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Wells for India

Latitude 11.22
Longitude 78.89

500 Served

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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

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 Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Perambalur, India
ProjectID: 52
Install Date:  11/05/2009


Northview Christian Church, Indiana

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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.