Chelamakandigai BC Village (Ammambakkam), Tamil Nadu, India

‘I am Mrs.Lokeshwari W/o Manikandan from Chelamakandigai BC village and we belong to neglected community and we do not get any better amenity in our village and thus even for drinking water we have to walk long distances and to bring on our foreheads So during the frequent visit by the social Animators of NEWS NGO. We had been expressing our problems so the new water project in our village. is a great encouragement to us. We never dreamt that so soon our village will be selected and the new water project would be provided. We heard about your generosity and thus we are overwhelmed about the easy access to water sources. We shall be spending our time in a useful manner. We shall get more time to think of other work and lots of time has been saved now. We thank you very much and we convey our thanks to LIFE KINDLY DONATED BY THE R&A THROUGH PURCHASES OF LIFE WATER, DROP4DROP, U.K. for Sponsoring a deep Borewell fitted with an Electrical Motor and a 2000 Liters Overhead Tank to our Chelamakandigai BC village.’

Mrs. Lokeshwari, 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.