Akkampeta, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
‘My name is Gayathri. The main challenge we faced as a family prior to installing hand pump bore-well in our village was access to clean and safe water for household use. The nearest Water-Tap to my homestead was not functioning and so I and my husband were forced to walk distances as long as 3KM to get water from a bore-well in the other village. After installation of this well closest to my homestead was rehabilitated through the project and now my family has improved access to clean and safe water for drinking. The Health Worker taught us good environmental and personal hygiene practices including the ten steps of hand washing. Now my wages and my husband’s wages will be improved as we are now engaging in our jobs for more time. Now my children also going to their schools in right time and studying well. Many thanks to the donor Ashmolean Museum for supporting this well to our village people.”
This project was undertaken as part of our campaign of projects that actively reduce carbon emissions. This project helped the community save their much needed wood which was previously being burnt daily to boil water. This project has also eliminated the many thousands of hours previously spent on walking to collect water.