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Wells for India - LWI

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Upon completion of the project, our partner in the field reports…

When the team arrived, community members were utilizing a municipal water source to meet all of their water needs. The LWI India team was pleased to learn of the community’s use of a composting toilet as this will help prevent further spread of disease in the area. During the team’s stay, community members assisted the team by providing meals. The nearest school is located one kilometer away from the community whose students, teachers and administrative personnel all have access to the new, safe water source.

The LWI India team had an opportunity to meet with twenty-seven year old community member and agricultural worker who stated, “Until this new water source came in, we had a hard time finding clean water. The municipal source never delivered water when we needed it. Thank you very much for this new source of water for us.”

During the hygiene education, the LWI India team addresses: Hand washing, how to properly transport and store water, disease transmission and prevention, how to maintain proper care of the pump, as well as signs and symptoms of dehydration and how to make Oral Rehydration Solution. All of these lessons are taught in a participatory method to help community members discover ways to improve their hygiene and sanitation choices, and implement community driven solutions.

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01/02/2013: New Well Complete In Uthama, India

We are excited to report that the community of Uthama, India has a new source of safe, clean water.  We just posted a report from the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures.

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Project Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Southern India
ProjectID: 828
Install Date:  12/19/2012

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

Nearly 20 years ago, LWI set out to help the church in North America be the hands and feet of Jesus by serving the poorest of the poor. 600 million people in the world live on less than $2 a day. 884 million people lack access to safe drinking water.

In response to this need, LWI implements participatory, community-based water solutions in developing countries.

LWI is a former partner of The Water Project.