Health
 India
Project #764

The Melakarthigaipatti Safe Water Project

by Water.org

Summary

Enable the community of Melakarthigaipatti, India to improve their health and use their time for economic development by building and maintaining a sustainable safe water and sanitation system.
$7,021
total raised
7
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

Challenge

In rural Melakarthigaipatti, India, 2,434 people struggle to meet their daily water needs. Only 3 of the 5 government-installed hand-pumps work and they don’t supply nearly enough water for the village. The villagers use the polluted Cauvery river water for bathing and washing clothes. With no latrines, open defecation is routinely practiced. Cholera, dysentery, and polio are common during seasonal periods.

Solution

Project activities are renovation of the existing water-pumps & drainage system, & build individual household latrines, community participation, health & sanitation education, training in financial management, & water source protection.

Long-Term Impact

2,434 people will receive access to safe & adequate water & a latrine. A local water committee will be elected to oversee upkeep & maintenance of water system and will hire local technicians to operate & maintain the system.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.water.org
The Water Crisis in India
The Water Crisis

Organization Information

Water.org

Location: Kansas City, Missouri - USA
Website: http:/​/​water.org
Water.org

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