Reddimangudi-Gandhinagar



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Country:
India

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GPS:
Latitude 11.00
Longitude 78.82

Impact:
440 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Community Profile
The village of Reddimangudi is comprised of 440 landless laborers, living in 100 thatched or tiled roof homes. The community members earn about 70 rupees ($1.50 USD) per day.

Currently, the only water source is government provided tap water, which is only usable for washing clothes and bathing. The water storage tank is not clean and leaches saline into the water. It is cleaned only once per year. The water runs to the village for 1 hour per day. However, the further down the water line a villager lives, the less water they will receive. Actual availability time is much less. Additionally, when the electricity is out, the villagers must walk 0.5 km to obtain water. For clean, drinking water, the villagers must purchase bottled water.

The village has requested 1 deep bore well with hand pump, so they can have access to safe and protected drinking water any time during the day.


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03/24/2011: The well at Reddimangudi is complete

Our implementing partner reports…

This village is comprised of 440 people who are considered landless and primarily live in mud-thatched houses and eke out a living working in the fields pulling weeds.  The water situation is bleak in that the government supplied tank only provides water in the morning and evening for 30 minutes and isn’t fit for consumption and so the water is just used for household chores such as bathing and washing of clothes.  For drinking water, the villagers use whatever funds they have and purchase bottled water.  If funds aren’t available then they resort to consuming unclean water.

When we arrived at this village we were just about 1 hour early and so we got to sit and watch many people go about their daily activities and then slowly news spread of our arrival and before long people came in from the fields and a crowd gathered.  About 50 people, primarily women and children came and participated in the project dedication and were very eager to communicate to us their appreciation for the hand pump as their area is very dry and the need for a bore well significant.  We spent about 30 minutes here interacting and listening to their stories and encouraging them to look out for the needs of others in the same fashion as their needs had been looked out for.  This message was readily received and they expressed their gratefulness to the generosity of The Water Project and all those that contributed to this fine organization so that their drinking water needs could be met.


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Project Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Reddimangudi-Gandhinagar
ProjectID: 819
Install Date:  02/28/2011




Sponsors


7 individual donors
Wells for India
Rise Community Church
Lisgar Collegiate Institute


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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.