Providing potable water to thousands in India

by SevaChild International
Providing potable water to thousands in India
Providing potable water to thousands in India
Providing potable water to thousands in India
Providing potable water to thousands in India

Summary

The lack of safe water for drinking, bathing and cooking is a serious problem in the developing world. In the state of Odisha in India, SevaChild International has installed water wells in two leper colonies as well as in nine of the most impoverished rural areas of one of the poorest states in the entire country. We plan to provide potable water to as many villagers as possible with the funds donated to this project.

$15,000
total goal
$12,000
remaining
1
donor
0
monthly donors
9
days

Challenge

Due to a serious scarcity of safe, clean water for those who live in the less-developed areas of the state of Odisha, India, those who drink, bathe in and cook with the water that is available are suffering from diseases caused by sub-standard water quality. Access to potable water is a continuing challenge in the developing world -- where many citizens have access to the same amount of potable water per day that those in the West use to brush their teeth!

Solution

By drilling wells that provide access to water that is safe to drink, bathe in and cook with, SevaChild is helping to ensure that all village residents utilizing this most precious of natural resources will remain disease-free with respect to water-borne pathogens.

Long-Term Impact

Not only will this project eradicate the lack of safe water for the residents in question, it will ensure that those accessing the clean-water wells will have a drastically decreased likelihood of falling prey to water-borne pathogens. Avoiding dangerous diseases will help these villagers improve and maintain their health -- which is particularly critical in poor rural areas where medical care is not readily available.

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Organization Information

SevaChild International

Location: Idyllwild, CA - USA
Website:
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Twitter: @Seva_Child
Project Leader:
Rick Carlton
Idyllwild, CA United States
$3,000 raised of $15,000 goal
 
2 donations
$12,000 to go
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