Clean and safe drinking water for the poorest in India

Pure water is a human right

In 2010, the UN stated that it is a human right to have access to clean water. Worldwide, 663 million people still had no access to clean water in 2015. This means that one out of nine people lack access to clean and safe drinking water.

For us, clean and safe drinking water is something we take for granted, and joints have access to when we turn on the tap.

In the world’s poorest countries, drinking water, on the other hand, is something that often requires long walking transportation and it is often a dangerous process and at the same time very low-quality water.


1040 inhabitants now have clean and safe drinking water

Through the organization Bridgit Water Foundation Denmark we have sponsored the establishment of a well in Korrapatipalli DC Colony, India. In just 14 days, 208 households and their 1040 inhabitants now have access to clean and safe drinking water, and the gratitude and happiness from the villagers is not to be missed when you receive the pictures and videos we have received from the village.


We have received amazing videos from the project. Here is one where some of the people from the village, wearing their finest clothes, proudly shows the well:

Gallery from the building up and opening ceremony:

The work has been done with local partners who continuously document the process and ensure that the contributions go to the agreed purpose. Before the project was started, we received the following situation report:
“The selected Korrapatipalli SC Colony is a remote village.  Currently, there is no borewell.  The people are facing water scarcity problem.    The local Government supplying running water to the village through the Pipelines TAP System, only once in a week.  So the tap water is not sufficient to the entire community. The domestic pressure for water, fuel and fodder falls primarily on the women. So these rural women are walking long distance about 3 Kilometers away with the plastic pots over the head or by the hips to bring water from a river which is unprotected source. Children also going to collect water from the river.  Men also sparing their precious income earning hours time to bring the water from a  river which is unprotected source.  I have attached some photos and the following video clips to see how the women and children are facing hardships to get the water for their domestic purposes.
These people need a drinking water borewell in the village to solve their water scarcity problem. 208 households and 1040 people will benefit from a safe drinking water bore well.” 
We are extremely grateful for the great work done to help the world’s poorest and happy to contribute to something that strongly supports our dream that we can change the world together. It is our clear goal that this is not the last well we have helped to establish.
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