Krishnampalle, Andhra Pradesh, India
“Prior to the construction of this hand pump-well in our village, we, the people walked long distances up to 3 KMs every day to collect water from a lake which contains a dirty water, and though it was dirty and we used it for all our daily needs. After installation of this well our village people had abundance of clean water. Our community was provided with the health training which made us all aware of the importance of keeping clean. Now we are able to save at least 3 to 4 hours per day of our precious time, now this saved time we are participating in income generating occupations and we will be able to reduce our poverty. And also we were provided a training to keep the well working long into our futures. After this well our children can be able to study well and improve their education. Our whole hearted gratitude to the sponsors for helping us to solve our important problem.”
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.