Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for India

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Nov 2009

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Community Profile

This new well serves a village of about 650 people, mostly
agricultural laborers.   Before this well was installed they did not
have a protected source of water.  The well in use was unreliable and
filled with garbage (you can see pictures of it below).  Today, thanks
to the generosity of individual donors to The Water Project, these
families are enjoying clean and safe drinking water.

Our implementing partner noted about their visit,

“Arriving at this place and experiencing the fireworks
and the celebration was a tad overwhelming but when you consider what
they had previously to what exists now, it’s no wonder they were
excited to have us and show off their new water source.”

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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.


Individuals from March 13, 2009 - October 16, 2009 who gave to "Wells for India"

16 individual donors