Meetpar School Well



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Country:
India

Program:
Wells for India

GPS:
Latitude 10.90
Longitude 78.86

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Our partner reports…

    We rolled into this high school, which is run by the Catholic Church, first thing after dropping our bags at the hotel and having lunch.  It appears that their original well site failed. The school contacted Father Dhana concerning the need to re-drill the bore well, install a submersible pump motor and then distribute the water to 2 new places on the campus for the student’s use.

    Pulling up was incredible, all the kids, at least 500 of them all lined up and cheered.  We shook hands, gave high- five’s and then shared with them how a church in the USA cared enough for them that they gave to help bring water.  They were encouraged in their faith, Jesus and the need to follow the dreams that God puts in their hearts.

    Afterward we dedicated the project and saw the kids using the water from the taps,  taking a lot of photos.  A highlight of this dedication was the dances that were performed in our honor and the newspaper photographer which shared and took pictures.  Apparently his wife is a teacher there so he took a special interest in our efforts.


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Project Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Meetpar, India
ProjectID: 814
Install Date:  03/15/2010




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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.