Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for India

Impact: 350 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Feb 2011

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Community Profile

Community Profile
The village Kalapalayam South is situated 2 kilometers east from the Chennai National Highway and 30 kilometers away from Trichirapalli Junction. There are 70 families with a total population of 350 people living in tiled or thatched roof homes. Few live in concrete houses. The villager’s employment is dependent on field work (dry lands) availability. When enough rains come, villagers work an average of 60 days per year. Other don’t have work in their village. Some go to the cities, taking up construction labor and few take up labor in the nearby factories. The village doesn’t have any immediate access to medical, shopping and other services. The transport is available once every two hours through the government provided bus.

They have only one government provided public tap, which is the only source of drinking water to the entire community. They receive very little water as the water is distributed through the tap for just twenty minutes each morning. The villagers have to purchase bottled water or walk to distant places and fetch water from open wells in the fields. The whole village has appealed to DPWA to install a deep bore well with hand pump in their village.

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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.


3 individual donors
Rotaract Club of Bradley University
Community Evangelical Free Church