One Cup Of Water - South Asia

Repair or provide public hand pump water wells in 1,200 local villages. Provide clean water for people who have none. Share Living Water.

 

Project Details

BALANCING ACT—Water must be hand carried to her home several times each day, a trip that ranges from a 100 yards to several miles, depending on the season. (IMB) PHOTO

Water is in short supply in the villages

LIFE-GIVING—OneLife is working to repair, replace or install thousands of hand pumps across the Bihar State, providing clean drinking while opening doors for the Gospel. (IMB) PHOTO

Goal: $442,220
43%
Project Description

Water access is a luxury in villages in South Asia. People may walk miles to fetch water for their daily needs. The solution could be as simple as replacing a broken pump handle ($10).

Water pumps in 1,200 villages are missing handles or have broken cylinders. The average person may not have access to clean or free public water. In some villages there is not even a single hand pump. You can provide a working water pump for every village. Your team can fly to South Asia and join a GPS team to help identify broken pumps.

Cultural Information

Hinduism prevails in this part of South Asia. Buddhism, Jainism and Islam are also present. The culture is very conservative. Men and women are expected to dress modestly and western-style clothing is not appropriate for women. (need to dress like the locals).

Geographic Information

 About the size of Indiana with 110 million people. The climate is very hot during the summer months.

Urgent Needs

Water access is a luxury in villages in South Asia. People may walk miles to fetch water for their daily needs. The solution could be as simple as replacing a broken pump handle ($10). You can improve water access in 1200 South Asian villages. How many pump handles will you provide? Here are specific ways your donation will help this project.

New well $555
New pump cylinder and replacement rod $230
New pump handle $10
New pump head $40

**These prices are estimates that include both parts and labor.**

* If total donations exceed the financial needs of this project, the funds may be used for similar projects in other areas of the world.

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