Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program:

Impact: 440 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Feb 2011

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Community Profile

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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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.


Sponsors


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