Project #1148

Help Indian Children Get Clean Drinking Water



The children of Kanganipatti are in danger every day--not from guns, cars or war, but from the water they drink. This project will give them clean drinking water and sanitation facilities.
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More than 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water. Unsafe drinking water is the #1 killer of children under the age of 5, and delays economic development. The residents of Kanganipatti know this statistic all too well. They share 1 hand pump, but it is unsafe and unreliable – often failing for days or months at a time. The villagers use canal water for bathing and washing. With no latrines, open defecation is routinely practiced. Cholera & dysentery are common during seasonal periods


The project includes construction of hand pumps, drainage facilities, school sanitary complex, household latrines, and demonstration of rainwater harvesting structure.

Long-Term Impact

Clean, accessible drinking water will allow women and children time for other tasks such as attending school or planting a vegetable garden. Project will act as a catalyst for other community-driven improvements, such as building/improving schools.

Additional Documentation

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


Water Crisis in India
Kanganipatti Community Description
WaterPartners' Unique Solution
WaterPartners' Track Record

Organization Information

Location: Kansas City, Missouri - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Jessica Brooks
Donor Care Specialist
Kansas City, Missouri United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 33 donors like you, a total of $2,826 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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