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Why Clean Water ?

As you read this, 163 million Indians are fighting for access to clean drinking water—the highest number in any country globally. This staggering statistic highlights the daily struggle these individuals face for a fundamental human right that directly impacts their thirst, hunger, personal hygiene, livelihoods, and protection from deadly diseases found in polluted water.

The Urgency of Clean Water

Polluted water poses a deadly threat, claiming the lives of 200,000 Indians each year and causing 36,000 more to fall sick every day with water-borne illnesses such as cholera, typhoid, viral hepatitis, and acute diarrheal diseases. The need for clean water is urgent and critical for the health and well-being of millions.

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The Struggle for Clean Water

In rural India, women and often children walk an average of 5-10 kilometers daily, carrying up to 15 liters of water. This arduous journey frequently exposes them to physical and sexual assault risks, all to bring back water they deem safe enough to drink.

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The Transformative Power of Clean Water

Access to clean water can significantly improve the lives of rural communities:



Clean water eliminates 80% of all water-borne diseases, drastically reducing illness rates.



Women and children are no longer forced to traverse dangerous paths in search of water, ensuring their safety.



Freed from the chore of water gathering, children can dedicate more time to their education, fostering a brighter future.



Clean water access can break the cycle of generational poverty, empowering rural communities to shape their destinies.

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Our Approach to Water Sustainability

Our approach to water sustainability projects focuses on empowering rural communities through a comprehensive and community-centered strategy:

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Identifying Communities in Need:

We begin by surveying and studying the personalized requirements of each community.

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Borewells and Installing Handpumps:

For selected communities, we provide the necessary infrastructure to access clean water.

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Training Communities:

In partnership with Stakeholders and government bodies, we train communities to use and maintain these resources effectively.

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Testing and Monitoring:

We commit to testing and monitoring the borewell water and ensuring equipment functionality for the next five years.

These water sustainability projects are designed to empower rural communities, providing them with the tools and knowledge to maintain their water sources, ultimately leading to healthier, safer, and more hopeful lives.

Impact Stories

My little girl enjoys accompanying me to the well because it takes very little effort for us to collect water. Mariamma continued, “this well became a life-saver for us during the ‘corona’. Elderly people like me remained safe during these fearful times as we did not have to go to distant places to collect water. Social distancing would not have been possible if we had to wait in long queues in front of the Panchayat tap. My community did not struggle for water even once during the lockdown, as the well is near our homes.”

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The transformation of a community – from sickness to health

Tyda is a small tribal hamlet located 90 kilometres from Vishakapatnam in the Anantagiri Mandal of the Vishakapatnam District which is home to approximately 18 households who migrated from Gunna...

The Hand pump that never fails to provide water

When the Living Water India team visited the Veppur community in Perambalur District, they had a tale to narrate - the sad story of how the community lost two small children to the perils of lack of water only a few days prior to their visit. The children had gone to the pond to clean themselves and never returned!

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