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.
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,826
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.