The lack of uncontaminated water for drinking, cooking and bathing is a serious problem in Odisha, one of India's most impoverished states. SevaChild International has installed clean water systems in two of Odisha's leper colonies, and has earmarked nine rural villages in Odisha that are without uncontaminated water. Villagers in some instances need to walk as far as five miles to find clean water that they take back to their homes via heavy pots -- a difficult task.
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!
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.
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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