Poondi Pu



Water Point

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Country:
India

Program:
Wells for India

GPS:
Latitude 11.03
Longitude 79.03

Impact:
300 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

This is the fourth well funded by Northview Christian Church.

Our partner reports,

Poondi Pu School was our second stop of the day with 6
projects to go.  This is a government run school which from an
appearance point of view was a stark contrast than our previous stop.
Here the kids were younger, 300 of them and somewhat unsure of us as
visitors.  We seemed like strangers to them and it took them a little
time to warm up to us.  By the time we left though we had many of them
smiling; taking their picture really helps!

This project was a single hand pump bore well which has it’s
primarily provides water to the children at the school as well as the
nearby huts.


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Project Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Poondi Pu School, India
ProjectID: 809
Install Date:  03/04/2009




Sponsors

Groups:
Northview Christian Church, Indiana



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Country Details

India

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.