The Melakarthigaipatti Safe Water Project



Enable the community of Melakarthigaipatti, India to improve their health and use their time for economic development by building and maintaining a sustainable safe water and sanitation system.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In rural Melakarthigaipatti, India, 2,434 people struggle to meet their daily water needs. Only 3 of the 5 government-installed hand-pumps work and they don’t supply nearly enough water for the village. The villagers use the polluted Cauvery river water for bathing and washing clothes. With no latrines, open defecation is routinely practiced. Cholera, dysentery, and polio are common during seasonal periods.

How will this project solve this problem?

Project activities are renovation of the existing water-pumps & drainage system, & build individual household latrines, community participation, health & sanitation education, training in financial management, & water source protection.

Potential Long Term Impact

2,434 people will receive access to safe & adequate water & a latrine. A local water committee will be elected to oversee upkeep & maintenance of water system and will hire local technicians to operate & maintain the system.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $7,021

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $7,021 .  The original project funding goal was $7,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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