Your support is needed to install and launch community water purification systems in 3 villages, Pochampalli, Katrapalli and Kothapalligori, in India to respond to an urgent need for safe water.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Children are acutely affected by the lack of access to clean drinking water. In India, 1.8 million children die before the age of 5 each year, many related to water-borne illnesses. More than 100 million people in the country-mostly in rural, poor areas-are in need of safe water. Without this, already overburdened communities bear the added stress of healthcare costs, loss of school days and reduced time for income-generating activity. This 3-village project is part of a large-scale impact plan.
How will this project solve this problem?
We work with underserved villages to design and implement locally sustainable water purification systems. Local operators are trained; loans assist community ownership; and families learn proper hygiene to maintain the integrity of the water.
Potential Long Term Impact
Access to clean water for 8,000 people in 3 low-income villages will eliminate rampant water-borne disease, allowing time and energy for productive activities. Children return to school; women gain time for livelihoods; and communities grow stronger.
Total Funding Received to Date: $7,765
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 $7,765 . The original project funding goal was $75,000.