Andhra Pradesh Project, India
Safe Drinking Water for 100 Villages
Our dream is to transform the lives of 100,000 people by improving accessibility to safe drinking water in 100 villages in rural India.
Imagine you are a member of the lowest caste, living in abject poverty, unable to protect your children from disease because the only water you could provide wasn’t safe to drink. There are millions of people in rural India in this situation and we can make a difference so easily.
Our dream is to transform the lives of 100,000 people by improving accessibility to safe drinking water in 100 villages.
Families in the poorest villages currently rely on overhead water tanks, open wells or lakes, all prone to contamination through animal excrement or stagnation. These sources also tend to completely dry up in the summer months. Most people have to travel up to 12km to collect water.
Global Angels is working to provide safe drinking water for some of India’s poorest families in rural Andhra Pradesh. In 2013 we were able to fund 29 wells bringing safe drinking water to 37,700 people.
Find out more, read stories about the well’s impact on each of the villages and browse through photo galleries on our on-the-ground partners page here.
These new wells offer easy access to safe drinking water in the heart of each community, reclaiming thousands of lost hours given to water collection and water borne disease. This means that adults in the community can focus on industry while children can concentrate on gaining an education, helping to secure a future free from poverty and disease.
It only costs £2.50 in India to provide 1 more person with Water for 10 years! That’s only £2,500 to transform a whole village!
Here are photographs of one of the wells funded by a generous donor through Global Angels.