Mathakoil



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Country:
India

Program:
Wells for India

GPS:
Latitude 11.03
Longitude 79.03

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

This is Well #6, given by Northview Christian Church.

The villagers using this project were previously forced
to take water from sources which were really unfit for consumption. The
overhead tanks built by the government are not supplying water due to
limited power and even when water was in the tank it was dirty and
unsafe.   As a result of this project, now with the bore well in their
locale, they can drink confidently.


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Project Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Mathakoil, India
ProjectID: 807
Install Date:  03/10/2009




Sponsors

Groups:
Northview Christian Church, Indiana

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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.