RUCHI (Rural Centre for Human Interests) India plans to distribute 200 water purifiers to 200 children inhabiting in Baddi slums, India. Safe drinking water is a serious problem in Baddi area. The slum dwellers are poor migrant people and do not have access to clean water. To raise family income often their children indulge in rag picking. Access to safe water will improve child health, check water related diseases and improve working efficiency of parents.
Baddi is the largest industrial hub in Himachal Pradesh, India. Because of industrial pollution the ground water is highly contaminated. The water related diseases are affecting health of slum dwellers which provide cheap labour to industries. They are not well educated and do not have access to clean water. There are about 3000 such families living in slums. Their children suffer most as they are under nourished and quite often compelled by economic compulsions to indulge in rag picking
Through this project we are making a small beginning in providing clean water to 200 families and provide health and sanitation education. 10 liter water capacity manual water purifiers will be purchased and distributed to 200 families. The 200 families will now have access to clean water which in turn will minimise water related diseases and maintain good health. Good health means more working days for parents and a better earning and lead to take good care of their children
The project will provide access to clean water to 200 poor families or say about a 1,000 heads The clean water and education on health care and water related diseases will reduce their expenses on treatment of diseases and improve on their health standards. The better health will increase efficiency of earning members allowing them to rise out of poverty. Better earning capacity of parents means more opportunities for children for schooling.