Saturday, October 17, 2009

India: Villagers Gather at the Well

Today I had the thrill to see our donor's gifts give added health to an entire community. As you can see in the video, village women were filling their stainless steel water pots with clean fresh safe drinking water. The well was bored a few months ago but the families are thrilled to see water borne illnesses being eliminated from their community. In contrast I shot video at a nearby village that does not have a well. The villagers were carrying their pots to the local muddy pond, shared with water buffalo, to get their day's water for cooking, bathing and cleaning clothes. These shallow wells are a miracle to the people who have access and it's almost a miracle that one can be bored for $650.
Bore a well in India
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