Bring Safe Drinking Water to Children in India

 
$7,765
$67,235
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Remaining
Jan 4, 2012

2011 Year End Report

Katrapalli villagers collecting safe water
Katrapalli villagers collecting safe water

PROJECT UPDATE DECEMBER 2011  

With support through Global Giving, we have raised over $6,895 towards the installation and launch of sustainable community water purification systems in 2 villages in India – Pochampalli and Katrapalli. Through recent donations we have begun expanding our initiative to emphasize the promotion of hand washing to improve health and hygiene indicators.

DRIVING TO SCALE IN 2012

We continue to improve our service through regular monitoring and evaluation through a business analyitics platform developed through a partnership with IBM. In 2012, we plan on using lessons learned from our two successful years at Pochampalli and Katrapalli and developing a model that can be taken to scale through the region of Andhra Pradesh. As with all our work, defining models for safe water delivery that can be replicated and implemented throughout underserved regions is our goal. Thank you for all of your support. We look forward to sharing news of this development soon!

UPDATE ON POCHAMPALLI SITE

Since the launch of this site in November 22, 2010, Safe Water Network has achieved a 57% household adoption rate. In November 2011, the station sold over 52,850 liters of purified water to the community. To ensure that the community continues to participate in this success, we have trained local operators and provided hygiene education for the safe handling of water.

UPDATE ON KATRAPALLI SITE

There has been considerable progress since the launch in January 30, 2011. Over the past month the site has witnessed a 58% increase in volume of water sold. In November 2011, 55% of Katrapalli residents received safe water from our site. This exceeds our one year goal of providing at least 50% of the area with safe, affordable water.


Pochammpalli Launch: November 2010
Pochammpalli Launch: November 2010
Pochampalli Safe Water Station
Pochampalli Safe Water Station
Training Local Operators
Training Local Operators
Oct 5, 2011

Sept 2011:BRINGING SAFE WATER TO CHILDREN IN INDIA

BRINGING SAFE WATER TO CHILDREN IN INDIA: PROJECT UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2011

With support through GlobalGiving, we have raised over $6,755 towards the installation and launch of sustainable community water purification systems in 2 villages in India – Pochampalli and Katrapalli. 

Our Safe Water Network stations are responding directly to the urgent need for safe water and helping improve the health and livelihood for the poorest of the poor in underserved communities in remote villages in India. We are helping provide equitable and fair access to safe water and ensuring that this access is sustainable over time. In these villages, we are training local operators, providing hygiene education for safe handling of water, and facilitating funding to advance local ownership to help these communities become fully invested in their success.

These projects are vital to our goal to provide access to over 8,000 people in low-income areas in the state of Andhra Pradesh. They also are integral to Safe Water Network’s larger-scale impact plan to serve a million more people in rural and poor areas in India in need of safe water. 

UPDATE ON POCHAMPALLI SITE

Since the launch of this site in November 22, 2010, Safe Water Network has achieved a 53% household adoption rate. In August, that station sold over 53,920 liters of purified water to the community. To ensure that the community continues to participate in this success, we are training local operators and providing hygiene education for the safe handling of water.

UPDATE ON KATRAPALLI SITE

There has been considerable progress since the launch of this second safe water station on January 30, 2011. In just 4 short months, Safe Water Network has achieved an 82% household penetration rate. Approximately 405 households in the village and in nearby hamlets of Rajupally, Sadnapally, and Noorjahanpally are buying and using clean water provided by this safe water station. In August alone, the station sold over 27,400 liters of purified water to the community.

Jun 21, 2011

June 2011:BRINGING SAFE WATER TO CHILDREN IN INDIA

With support through Global Giving, we have raised over $6,600 towards the installation and launch of sustainable community water purification systems in 2 villages in India – Pochampalli and Katrapalli. We also are moving forward with plans for a new site, in the village of Kothapalligori.

Our Safe Water Network stations are responding directly to the urgent need for safe water and helping improve the health and livelihood for the poorest of the poor in under-served communities in remote villages in India. We are helping provide equitable and fair access to safe water and ensuring that this access is sustainable over time. In these villages, we are training local operators, providing hygiene education for safe handling of water, and facilitating funding to advance local ownership to help these communities become fully invested in their success.

These projects are vital to our goal to provide safe water to over 8,000 people in low-income areas in the state of Andhra Pradesh. They also are integral to Safe Water Network’s larger-scale impact plan to serve a million more people in rural and poor areas in India in need of safe water. 

UPDATE ON POCHAMPALLI SITE

Since the launch of this site in November 22, 2010, Safe Water Network has achieved a 57% household adoption rate. In May alone, the station sold over 44,210 liters of purified water to the community. To ensure that the community continues to participate in this success, we are training local operators and providing hygiene education for the safe handling of water.

UPDATE ON KATRAPALLI SITE

There has been considerable progress since the launch of this second safe water station on January 30, 2011. In just 4 months, Safe Water Network has achieved a 59% household penetration rate. Approximately 405 households in the village and in nearby hamlets of Rajupally, Sadnapally, and Noorjahanpally are buying and using clean water provided by this safe water station. In May alone, the station sold over 59,840 liters of purified water to the community.

NEW SITE TO BE LAUNCHED: KOTHAPALLIGORI

In July 2011, Safe Water Network will launch a third site in collaboration with the community in the village of Kothapalligori. Significant progress has been made to date to prepare for the installation of this safe water station, including community mobilization, completion of civil works, and technology selection.

Thank you very much for the continued support from our Global Giving network of friends and families. Your generosity to these safe water projects is contributing to the health and livelihood of these poor and rural communities. Because of you, children are staying in school and concentrating on their studies, and men and women are helping families and societies grow stronger and more self-sufficient.

Mar 1, 2011

Feb 2011 Project Update: 2nd Safe Water Station Launched in Katrappalli

New Safe Water Station at Katrappalli
New Safe Water Station at Katrappalli


BRINGING SAFE WATER TO CHILDREN IN INDIA: PROJECT UPDATE FEBRUARY 2011

With support through Global Giving, we have raised over $6,000 to support the installation and launch community water purification systems in 3 villages, Pochampalli, Katrapalli and Kothapalligori, in India to respond to an urgent need for safe water.

NEW SITE LAUNCHED: KATRAPALLI

On January 30, 2011, we launched the second of these three sites at Katrapalli in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The new water purification station is providing the 1,500 people in the village with access to clean and affordable water. To ensure that the village can run and maintain the system over the long-term, we have already provided local operators with training in operations, quality assurance and maintenance.

We are also very excited to announce that at the Katrapalli site we launched trials for a new remote monitoring system. This system will enable real‐time access for Safe Water Network project managers to site performance data (i.e. volumes, operational issues, and tracking of consumer purchases) through a web‐based program, which can be accessed from anywhere. That means our project managers can be alerted to and troubleshoot any operational issues as soon as they happen, and the people of Katrappalli have minimal disruptions in service.

UPDATE ON POCHAMPALLI SITE

Since launching the safe water station in Pochampalli on November 22, 2010, it has had a great start. In just 3 short months, Safe Water Network has achieved a 56% household penetration rate, meaning that 235 out of 460 households in the village are buying and using clean water provided by the safe water station. In January alone, the station sold over 60,000 liters of purified water to the community.

We have made other exciting progress at the Pochampalli site, putting in place a card tracking system that enables our team to track consumer behavior patterns , such as purchase  and repeat purchase of water. By understanding the buying patterns of villagers, we are able to improve water delivery services to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the local community. In the coming months, we are looking to expand our reach, developing a distribution system to reach villagers who are beyond walking distance from the safe water station and providing many more with clean, affordable water.

GOING FORWARD: 2011

In the coming months, we aim to launch an additional project in the village of  Kothapalligori to reach our project goal of providing access to over 8,000 people in 3 low-income villages in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. This project is one part of a large-scale impact plan to serve million more people in India—mostly in rural, poor areas—in need of safe water. 

Thanks to the continued support from our network of friends and families that is continuing to make this project possible. As a result, we are enabling children to return to school; women to gain time for livelihoods; and communities to grow stronger.

Opening of the New Safe Water Station
Opening of the New Safe Water Station
Affordable and effective technology solutions
Affordable and effective technology solutions
Operating training for local management
Operating training for local management
Community engagement and mobilization
Community engagement and mobilization
Dec 2, 2010

Village Launch Update: Pochampalli, India November 2010

Pochampalli Safe Water Station
Pochampalli Safe Water Station

With your support, we have raised over $5,000 to support the installation of community water purification systems in three villages in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India to respond to an urgent need for safe water.

We launched the first of three sites on November 22, 2010, working with the community in Pochampalli, India to design and install a locally sustainable water purification system. The safe water station is already providing approximately 3,000 liters of purified water a day, serving over 2,000 people in the village. Alongside the technology, we have developed programs to ensure sustainability over time. We have trained local operators, provided hygiene education for safe handling of water, introduced an ownership model, and developed promotional materials to increase community demand for clean water.

In the coming months, we will launch additional projects in the villages of Katrappalli and Kothapalligori to reach our project goal of providing access to over 8,000 people in 3 low-income villages. But this is just a beginning. This project is part of a broader impact plan to develop solutions that can be scaled to enable the more than 100 million people in India—mostly in rural, poor areas—to have access to safe, affordable water. 

Without this, already overburdened communities bear the added stress of healthcare costs, loss of school days and reduced time for income-generating activity. With 1.8 million children in India dying before the age of 5 each year, largely the result of waterborne illnesses, it is children who are most affected by the lack of access to clean drinking water.

Together, we are enabling children to return to school, women to gain time for livelihoods, and communities to grow stronger. With your help, we are moving closer to finding lasting solutions that can have impact at scale. 

Social Marketing to Increase Community Demand
Social Marketing to Increase Community Demand
Establishing Community Ownership
Establishing Community Ownership
Providing Safe Water to Those Most in Need
Providing Safe Water to Those Most in Need

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Stacy Johnson

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