Health
 India
Project #2719

Providing Clean Water for Villagers in Kerala

by Rainwater for Humanity

Providing Clean Water for Villagers in Kerala

Providing Clean Water for Villagers in Kerala
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Drinking water

Drinking water
Well from which water is drawn for drinking at present in the village of Kuttanad, Kerala (view small | med | large | orig)

Canal transport

Canal transport
Pipes that bring clean water to Kuttanad are often leaky and rarely deliver, but nothing is being done to fix this dire problem. (view small | med | large | orig)

Contaminated supply

Contaminated supply
The water in Kuttanad is often infested with agricultural run-off, fecal matter, and dead animals. (view small | med | large | orig)

One source for everything

One source for everything
The river is used by locals for everything, from drinking, to laundry, to washing, to commerce. (view small | med | large | orig)

Human water transporters

Human water transporters
Women are responsible for walking up to four hours a day to distant canals to get the ten liters of water that each family needs daily to survive (view small | med | large | orig)

Not enough to go around

Not enough to go around
Long lines of water jars are lined up to be filled from the public tap (view small | med | large | orig)

Existing rainwater structure

Existing rainwater structure
Current rainwater harvesting structures in Kuttanad are inefficient and fail to serve the needs of the whole community (view small | med | large | orig)

Prototypes in progress

Prototypes in progress
Work is being done by Brown University and RISD students to design a prototype that will inspire 5 pilot structures to be built in Kuttanad by August 2009. (view small | med | large | orig)

Providing Clean Water for Villagers in Kerala

Providing Clean Water for Villagers in Kerala
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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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