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Providing Safe Water for 25,000 Villagers in India



This program will deliver safe drinking water to rural poor in India, via advanced, sustainable water treatment systems. It will also educate about hygiene and health as a pilot for global replication

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

More than 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water worldwide. Dirty drinking water causes roughly 200 deaths per hour of children below age 5, and stunts development. Centralized treatment, piped water systems, the routine use of bottled water or fuel to boil drinking water are not affordable for households with average incomes below $1 a day. The rural underserved need a robust, effective, and affordable water purification technology, implemented via a sustainable model.

How will this project solve this problem?

Install 10 Community Water Systems in rural Andhra Pradesh with Naandi Foundation. Train village members to operate and maintain the systems, and collect fees (1 cent/gallon) to cover salaries and recover system capital costs over time.

Potential Long Term Impact

Waterborne disease incidents are reduced. Women and children are relieved of the burden of fetching water. Jobs and micro-entrepreneurial opportunities are created: system operators, delivery staff, and sanitation trainers hired from the community

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $97,018

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 $97,018 .  The original project funding goal was $275,000.

Additional Documentation

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



Thanks to 67 donors like you, a total of $97,018 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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Naandi Foundation

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Project Leader

Katie Schmitz Fernandez

Lake Forest, CA United States

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