During the trip made by our team to India, the guys visited the Jenju community. They promised funding on the spot for the digging of a new well for the community. At the time of the visit the people in the area were drinking water from a hole in the ground and infection was rife. Work commenced shortly after the visit and is now completed. Using our contact at ‘Touch 1000 Lives in India’, Pastor Praveen, we were able to involve locals from the community in digging the well. It was a great success and we will be looking forward to more being done in this way, giving money back in to the communities as we go.
After the great success of the two wells out in India completed before Christmas, drop4drop teamed up again with our friends at 'Touch 1000 Lives' to provide 2 more bore wells for the villages of Andhra Pradesh in India. The two wells were completed in Banku Villages I and II. 900-1000 people in Banku village I, and 600-900 people in Banku village II now have a fresh water supply to draw from. We would like to give thanks to Life Water founder Simon Konecki, Eastenders star Sid Owen, restaurateur Robert Shenton and film director Tom Hutchings for making their recent visit out to see the new wells and raise awareness of our plight. A short documentary detailing the trip is currently being put together and will be available for viewing soon.
drop4drop was delighted to have funded the first of two bore wells that will supply safe, clean, water to an entire community of over 1000 families. The villagers previously had to walk up to 12 miles to get their water which put huge strains on their ability to develop as a community. The Soya Tribe has lived so close to the brink that from time to time, when they ran out of food, they were forced to sell their children just to stay alive. The situation was nothing short of desperate and the new wells coupled with a programme which is setting the village up with its own textile industry, has dramatically changed the lives of thousands forever.