Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for India

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Nov 2009

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

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Community Profile

This was the first of two projects being funded by Performers for Progress.  It will serve a village of 600 people.

When the Wells for Life team arrived they were met by a group of about 30 people, primarily the women and children of the village though there were some men present.  Most of the villagers had left for the fields as it was early afternoon by the time we arrived in this place.

We saw many of the places where they lived and their primary water tap which was unreliable.  Now thanks in large part to the generosity of Performers for Progress, these villagers are enjoying their very own protected water source.  This improved source will meet all of their water needs.

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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.



Sponsors

Groups:
Performers for Progress - California


1 individual donors
Performers for Progress