Wednesday, August 15, 2012

20th Safe Drinking Water Well in 2012

This is the 19th well donated by the students from the
Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles, Missouri
Over 20,000 people living in 20 impoverished Indian communities have received water wells through Children’s Hope International Foundation in 2012. Since these poor villages sit on the coast of the Bay of Bengal, it only requires an inexpensive shallow hand pump well to deliver palatable water to hundreds of people.

But there are still dozens of farming communities and fishing villages in the southern reaches of Andhra Pradesh that are on the waiting list for new water wells. In most cases, the villagers are using disease filled drainage ponds as their only source of water. These polluted water supplies sprout many deadly water borne pathogens that are especially dangerous to children’s health.    

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