Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for India

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Feb 2011

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

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Community Profile

Community Profile:
The village of Thennarasur is comprised of 530 landless laborers living in 80 thatch or tile roofed homes.

Currently, the only water source for Thennarasur is a 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 pery ear. The water runs to the village once per day in the morning. 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 villages have requested a 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 Thennarasur is complete

Our implementing partner reports…

Our final dedication of the day was held at Thennarasur AD Colony and it seemed like the entire village 0f 500 was there.  Everywhere there were children running around wanting a picture taken, asking for our autographs and seeking our names, and then there were the women and men who were continually expressing their thanks for our arrival and inauguration of the bore well.

Previously they had to walk distances to get water suitable for drinking or they would have to purchase it and seeing that they were making a little more than 1 dollar a day weeding the cotton and corn fields they were thankful for any kind of assistance possible.  Knowing that our organization was responsible for installing the hand pump enabled them to feel appreciated and not forgotten as their primary source of water was limited to 30 minutes each morning when the electricity ran and the pump water into an overhead tank.  Throughout our time it seemed like the villagers were constantly thanking us and we continued to share with them that God was the one who gave them the gift, He just used people like us and worked in the hearts of those who gave to an organization called The Water Project so that this organization could make a difference in their village.  They understood this message and wanted to pass along their thanks for meeting their drinking water needs.

The Water Project : dsc_0960

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.


11 individual donors
anna and yennhu
Francis W. Parker School
Moravian Academy