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: Mar 2010

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Community Profile

The original request for this well read…

“Around 150 scheduled caste families with a total population of 650 live in the outskirts of the main village. Economically they have very low status as all these families eke out a living from agricultural labor. They live in mud walled cum thatched roof huts. There is no viable drinking water facilities within the reach of the community. As these people live in the tail end they could not have access to drinking water from the public taps as most of the time they are dry. They used to draw water from the nearby agricultural lake which is highly polluted and unsafe for drinking. DPWA had helped them with installation of a deep bore well cum hand pump in their street in 1998. This was only the source of their safe and protected drinking water use. As the bore well has become dry, these people are in real need to have another deep bore well cum hand pump in their village. As they use to walk distant place to bring drinking water from the open wells, the Member of the Legislative Assembly along with the village community have applied to DPWA for installation of a deep bore well cum hand pump”

Upon visiting the newly installed well, our implementing partner noted…

“We drove about 20 minutes to reach this place after our time in Kookudi.  We were graciously greeted and I was reminded once again on how life in India can be hard and primitive.  Our project was close to some homes held together by wood sticks and palm branches for walls and roofs and here we were from the US accustomed to life amenities while these villagers were lucky to have their own water source.  Once again a humbling picture and yet a great picture of the power of God’s love for people regardless of religion, caste, or nationality.  We spent some moments sharing the love of Jesus and explaining to them that this project was made possible by other people who loved Jesus and it was his love that motivated them to give.  A message that I believe found a place in their heart.”

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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.


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