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.
What is the issue, problem, or 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.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project includes construction of hand pumps and drainage facilities; school sanitary complex; household latrines; and demonstration of rainwater harvesting structure.
Potential 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
Total Funding Received to Date: $6,260
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $6,260 as of Jun 9, 2004. The original project funding goal was $7,370.