Kattur



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Country:
India

Program:
Wells for India

GPS:
Latitude 10.89
Longitude 78.86

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

This well, the first of two projects funded by Burns FFA, serves around 750 -900 Dalit families.  They have been suffering for some time due to their water needs.  Prior to this well being installed they walked great distances for water.   Even then, what they found was water designated for the fields and crop growing – unsuitable and unsafe to drink.

The Wells for Life team reported that, as they arrived on the scene “there were a large number of villagers waiting for us along with elected community leaders.  It was apparent that the provision of the well, tank and taps was just what they needed.  The atmosphere was happy and everyone was celebrating the new gift of water.”

These wells, pumps and tap stands will make gathering clean, safe water
very easy for these densely populated villages. The projects were
funded through and managed by our partner, Wells for Life.


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Project Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Kattur, India
ProjectID: 800
Install Date:  11/11/2009




Sponsors

Groups:
Burns High School FFA – North Carolina

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Country Details

India

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.