BRINGING SAFE WATER TO CHILDREN IN INDIA: PROJECT UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2011
With support through GlobalGiving, we have raised over $6,755 towards the installation and launch of sustainable community water purification systems in 2 villages in India – Pochampalli and Katrapalli.
Our Safe Water Network stations are responding directly to the urgent need for safe water and helping improve the health and livelihood for the poorest of the poor in underserved communities in remote villages in India. We are helping provide equitable and fair access to safe water and ensuring that this access is sustainable over time. In these villages, we are training local operators, providing hygiene education for safe handling of water, and facilitating funding to advance local ownership to help these communities become fully invested in their success.
These projects are vital to our goal to provide access to over 8,000 people in low-income areas in the state of Andhra Pradesh. They also are integral to Safe Water Network’s larger-scale impact plan to serve a million more people in rural and poor areas in India in need of safe water.
UPDATE ON POCHAMPALLI SITE
Since the launch of this site in November 22, 2010, Safe Water Network has achieved a 53% household adoption rate. In August, that station sold over 53,920 liters of purified water to the community. To ensure that the community continues to participate in this success, we are training local operators and providing hygiene education for the safe handling of water.
UPDATE ON KATRAPALLI SITE
There has been considerable progress since the launch of this second safe water station on January 30, 2011. In just 4 short months, Safe Water Network has achieved an 82% household penetration rate. Approximately 405 households in the village and in nearby hamlets of Rajupally, Sadnapally, and Noorjahanpally are buying and using clean water provided by this safe water station. In August alone, the station sold over 27,400 liters of purified water to the community.