Amavasa Reddy Kandriga ST Village (Kothamarikuppam), Tamil Nadu, India

‘I am PRAMEELA W/O RAJENDRA of Amavasa Reddy Kandigai ST Village Immensely pleased to thank NEWS NGO, DROP4DROP, U.K. and COLICCI for Sponsoring a deep Borewell fitted with an Electrical Motor and a 2000 Liters Overhead Tank to our Amavasa Reddy Kandigai ST Village, Being a water deprived community, we used to wait for the Panchayat water taps to provide water and the plumber only used to open the valve for a short amount of time, so we used to wait for a long time to fetch the water every day. Most of the time, we used to get a small amount and it was not sufficient for our domestic needs. So, we used to go to the open canal and bring the water and carry on our forehead and with great strain to bring the water. Especially our adolescent girls used to waste lots of time to bring water to the huts and not able to concentrate on the home works. Because of this, they used to get very low marks and sometime they used to take leave due to physical hardships. Now, we are relieved from such agonies and are able to get the water nearer to our huts and we thank you very much DROP4DROP, U.K. and NEWS NGO.’

Prameela, Community Member

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.