Help Indian Children Get Clean Drinking Water



The children of Kanganipatti are in danger every day--not from guns, cars or war, but from the water they drink. This project will give them clean drinking water and sanitation facilities.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

More than 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water. Unsafe drinking water is the #1 killer of children under the age of 5, and delays economic development. The residents of Kanganipatti know this statistic all too well. They share 1 hand pump, but it is unsafe and unreliable – often failing for days or months at a time. The villagers use canal water for bathing and washing. With no latrines, open defecation is routinely practiced. Cholera & dysentery are common during seasonal periods

How will this project solve this problem?

The project includes construction of hand pumps, drainage facilities, school sanitary complex, household latrines, and demonstration of rainwater harvesting structure.

Potential Long Term Impact

Clean, accessible drinking water will allow women and children time for other tasks such as attending school or planting a vegetable garden. Project will act as a catalyst for other community-driven improvements, such as building/improving schools.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,826

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 $2,826 .  The original project funding goal was $18,975.

Additional Documentation

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


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Thanks to 33 donors like you, a total of $2,826 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Project Leader

Jessica Brooks

Donor Care Specialist
Kansas City, Missouri United States

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