Bamon Para, West Bengal

“I am Gouribala Maity. We were facing problem of drinking water since the long time. There was no bore-well in this village. We used to have to get water from neighbouring villages and often the water was dirty and unsafe for our health. Now, thanks to the sponsor Cucina, we, the women, do not have to walk very far for water for our families. We can focus on our health and on our livelihoods. We need not walk far or get tired on our long journeys anymore”.

Gouribala Maity,
43 years

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.