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Sponsor a community well in India from $2,550 USD

Safe water supplies in rural tribal areas in India transforms lives 

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In Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, 86% of the population live in rural areas, less than 20% of the rural population have access to protected water, and 40% live below the poverty line. The situation is most stark in the predominantly ‘Dalit’ tribal villages – almost 85% are landless, farm holdings and tiny and unirrigated forests denuded.

The project beneficiaries are the poor and marginalised Dalit (scheduled caste or ‘untouchable’) communities. Preventable diseases like diarrhoea, cholera and malaria are endemic, and for at least 4 months of the year, both food and water are scarce.

BridgIT partners with Society for Rural Health, Education & Development (SRHED) in India. SRHED is helping Dalit communities toward a wholesome future filled with hope, dignity, justice and peace. Reaching out to the poorest of the poor in target areas without discrimination of caste, colour or creed. This project aims to create sustainable, community-managed water supplies in the target rural villages. Through shared responsibility, the target villages will receive an improved water supply and the learning and ability to implement a management model that the project develops.

Area: Chittoor District Andhra Pradesh State

Solution: Drilled wells equipped with hand pumps

101,000 people - Cost of $1.73 per person