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Wells for India

Latitude 10.90
Longitude 78.87

500 Served

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Mettupatti was the second project funded by Performers for Progress.  This well serves nearly 1,000 people!

Like the previous village, this one was made up of agriculture workers who were very poor and had no reliable water source.  The water scarcity in the area was apparent as the overhead tank supply was sporadic and limited.  Now things are different thanks to Performers for Progress.  The people now have their own water tank which will give them safe water throughout the day and eliminate the need for extended travel just to have sufficient water for the day’s needs.

1,000 people call this place  home.  They are very poor, making a few dollars every day by laboring in the fields.  They were very excited to have us visit and were very appreciative of the new well.

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Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Mettupatti, India
ProjectID: 803
Install Date:  11/04/2009


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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.