Enable the community of Ayinapatti, India to improve their health and use their time for economic development by building and maintainig a sustainble safe water and sanitation system.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Imagine 600 people sharing two hand pumps. In rural Aynipaati, India, this is a reality. The only overhead tank, served by a protected, piped water supply, is undependable & insufficient. Grey, stagnant water collects around it, creating a breeding ground for mosquitoes & water-related diseases. Villagers use polluted river water for bathing & washing clothes. With no latrines, open defecation is routinely practiced & cholera, dysentery & polio are common during seasonal periods.
How will this project solve this problem?
Project activities are renovation of the existing water-pumps & drainage system, & build household & school latrines, community participation, health & sanitation education, training in financial management, & water source protection.
Potential Long Term Impact
600 people will have access to safe & adequate water & latrines. A local water committee will be elected to oversee upkeep & maintenance of water system and will hire local technicians to operate & maintain the system.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,670
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 $1,670 . The original project funding goal was $3,800.