Safe Drinking Water

Samiyarpatti Village gets clean water

“The children often suffered from diarrhoea and had to stay away from school” says a woman in Kottaipatti Village. “We walked long distance to fetch water and the water was always contaminated. After the installation of the hand pump – we see a difference.”

“The children often suffered from diarrhoea and had to stay away from school” says a woman in Samiyarpatti Village. “We walked long distance to fetch water and the water was always contaminated. After the installation of the hand pump – we see a difference.”

Samiyarpatti Village and its people

For a total population of 922 people living Kottaipatti village – fetching water, often from far away places, was an arduous task. Women and children suffered most. Majority of the villagers are landless agricultural labourers who take care of cattle  as well for their living.

A water pump for the villagers

Our Safe Drinking Water programme enables the community who face severe water scarcity to get clean and safe water. There was no hand pump or common pipeline in the village. The water which the villagers fetched was salty, unclean  and resulting in several water-borne diseases.

SSH with the support of JAFS, Japan installed a bore well in the village. We have also trained the women to maintain the bore well and to store rain water as well.

We have supported a few other villages too.