Health
 India
Project #184

Safe Water & Latrines for Village in India

by Water.org

Summary

Enable the community of Keelakarthigaipatti to improve their health and use their time for economic development by building and maintaining a sustainable safe water & sanitation system.
$6,260
total raised
7
donors
0
monthly donors
13
years active

Challenge

Imagine a community of 900 people sharing one hand pump. This is the reality in the rural community of Keelakarthigaipatti. There is an overhead tank served by a piped water supply from the local government, but it is unreliable – often failing for days or months at a time - and unsafe. The villagers must use irrigation canal water for bathing and washing clothes. With no latrines, open defecation is routinely practiced. Cholera, dysentery, and typhoid are common during seasonal periods.

Solution

The project includes construction of hand pumps and drainage facilities; school sanitary complex; household latrines; and demonstration of rainwater harvesting structure.

Long-Term Impact

900 people will receive access to safe and adequate water; provide access to sanitation, while training the community to maintain its improved water supply and sanitation facilities through community participation

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.water.org
Community Project Information
Water Crisis in India
WaterPartners' Track Record

Organization Information

Water.org

Location: Kansas City, Missouri - USA
Website: http:/​/​water.org
Water.org

Funded Project!

Thanks to 7 donors like you, a total of $6,260 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. 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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