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: Nov 2009

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Community Profile

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 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.


Performers for Progress - California

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