Jambumadar Colony

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Latitude 11.13
Longitude 78.39

350 Served

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JAMBUMADAR COLONY is a small hamlet in Thatheiyankarpettai block of Trichy district. There are 60 families with a total population of 350 who belong to the backward community. Almost all the people are involving in agricultural activities. There is one public water tap in the street and the water distribution is done half an hour in the morning and half an hour in the evening which is not enough to fulfill the drinking water need of these 350 families. As the water distribution is not done properly due to the non availability of electricity in the morning hours, people have to walk quite a distance to the agricultural channel and draw water for use. They sometime suffer from illness as they consume the unprotected water from the open agricultural channel. There is a need to install a deep bore well with hand pump to the village to solve their drinking water problem.

Well Dedication Report

Half an hour ahead of schedule, there was a still a large crowd of men and women waiting to celebrate the opening of this well. The colony leader was enthusiastic and the people excited to begin use of their new hand pump. This is the 2nd donation from the Patel family in memory of their father and the first working with The Water Project.

Thanks to their generosity the 350 inhabitants of this hamlet can enjoy clean drinking water at any time during the day. These agricultural workers had previously relied on water from a tap only twice a day when electricity was sufficient or walking a long distance for unclean water from a channel.

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

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Project Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
ProjectID: 818
Install Date:  06/30/2010


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.