Thieerkuppam - Nagammal Koil Street



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Country:
India

Program:
Wells for India

GPS:
Latitude 10.99
Longitude 78.96

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and 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”

This location was actually home to two new wells.  The area is densely populated.  From their visit at the dedication, our partner reported…

    The project was located next to a new building which was undergoing construction.  The evening was approaching and the scene was quite festive.  Before we knew it there were over a hundred people crowding around us and so after finding chairs to sit in and sharing the gospel we were given Sprite and some biscuits which was their way of saying thanks.


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Project Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Thieerkuppam, India
ProjectID: 812
Install Date:  03/15/2010




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Northview Christian Church, Indiana



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Country Details

India

Population: 1.16 Billion
Lacking clean water: 11%
Below poverty line: 25%
Climate: Varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north
Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu
Ethnic Groups: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3%
Life Expectancy: 69 years
Infant Mortality Rate: 55 deaths per 1000 live births

Partner Profile

Wells for Life® is seeking to address the problem in India one well
at a time, and to do so from a holistic perspective by first addressing
the physical needs of the individual and then their community. We are
seeking to accomplish this task through forming partnerships with other
organizations that share the same passion we do for meeting one of the
most basic needs: the need for water.

Wells for Life® continues to receive requests for water wells in
different rural villages and communities throughout India. It is our
vision to meet every viable request presented to us, and to do it in a
sustainable way with lasting impact. We seek to carry out our projects
with the wholehearted participation of the receiving community and to
work with the community. Taking ownership of the well project, they
will keep it a life giving source of water for years to come.

With each of our projects we utilize the expertise of Indian
professionals trained in engineering, hydrogeology, and construction as
well gain the help of the receiving community to carry out the project.
Furthermore, it is our goal to establish the location of each project
on property that will afford equal access to all those within the
village or community, regardless of one's faith or caste.

Finally, it is our hope that each project initiated will bring immediate relief and be a building block for future projects for all those we are in partnership with.