Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump


Impact: 440 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Feb 2011

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

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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.

Project Updates

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 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.


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