Kalpalayam South

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Latitude 10.97
Longitude 78.78

350 Served

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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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03/24/2011: Kalpalayam South Well Completed

A new well was recently completed in the community.

Our implementing partner reports…

It was evident that this project was meaningful to these people and will play a crucial role in their livelihood and my hope and prayer is that it will also serve as a reminder to them of God’s provision for their lives.  A huge thank you to all those who donated to The Water Project to make this hand pump bore well possible in this place.

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Project Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Kalpalayam South
ProjectID: 824
Install Date:  02/28/2011


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

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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.