Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for India

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Mar 2010

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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 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.


Northview Christian Church, Indiana