Health
 India
Project #2719

Providing Clean Water for Villagers in Kerala

by Rainwater for Humanity

Summary

To build rainwater harvesting systems and provide management training to conserve water, empower women, and boost community health in Kuttanad, India.
$5,772
total raised
76
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

Eight out of ten of the 700,000 citizens of Kuttanad have no access to clean water. This scarcity results in over 20,000 cases of water-related disease each year, millions of rupees in medical costs, and hours of physical labor spent collecting contaminated water. Women and children in the poorest neighborhoods suffer the most, and waste valuable time that could be spent on childcare or generating income.

Solution

We provide rainwater harvesting structures to reduce water-related disease, unnecessary medical costs and physical labor. Each harvesting system will capture rainwater for 20 years, empowering women financially and improving the community health.

Long-Term Impact

Fully implementing the rainwater storage reservoirs would help reduce water-related diseases per year in Kuttanad. Addtionally. training groups of local women by imparting masonry and business skills will provide local ownership.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

mailto:info@rainwaterforhumanity.org
Rainwater for Humanity website

Organization Information

Rainwater for Humanity

Location: Providence, RI - USA
Website: http:/​/​rainwaterforhumanity.org/​
Rainwater for Humanity
Project Leader:
Christina Tang
Initiator and On-Ground Consultant
Providence, RI United States

Funded Project!

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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