Health
 India
Project #6347

Bring Safe Drinking Water to Children in India

by Safe Water Network

Summary

Your support is needed to install and launch community water purification systems in 3 villages, Pochampalli, Katrapalli and Kothapalligori, in India to respond to an urgent need for safe water.
$7,765
total raised
112
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Children are acutely affected by the lack of access to clean drinking water. In India, 1.8 million children die before the age of 5 each year, many related to water-borne illnesses. More than 100 million people in the country-mostly in rural, poor areas-are in need of safe water. Without this, already overburdened communities bear the added stress of healthcare costs, loss of school days and reduced time for income-generating activity. This 3-village project is part of a large-scale impact plan.

Solution

We work with underserved villages to design and implement locally sustainable water purification systems. Local operators are trained; loans assist community ownership; and families learn proper hygiene to maintain the integrity of the water.

Long-Term Impact

Access to clean water for 8,000 people in 3 low-income villages will eliminate rampant water-borne disease, allowing time and energy for productive activities. Children return to school; women gain time for livelihoods; and communities grow stronger.

Resources

Safe Water Network Homepage

Organization Information

Safe Water Network

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.safewaternetwork.org
Project Leader:
Stacy Johnson
Special Projects
Westport, CT United States

Funded Project!

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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