Melatheru, Kookudi

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Wells for India

Latitude 11.03
Longitude 79.01

400 Served

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Our partner reports from the field that…

Close to this project is a school and large church and yet even with this, accessible water is limited and so they are forced to the fields for water.

On arrival final adjustments were being made to the pump mechanism and once all the bolts were tightened we proceeded to cut the ribbon and pump the water.  The mood was very festive here and the school children excited for our arrival.  I was told there are 350 to 400 people in this area using our project and they were all untouchables.

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Project Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Melatheru, India
ProjectID: 813
Install Date:  03/15/2010


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Country Details


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.