Staying healthy with clean water
Diarrhoeal diseases are the most direct and obvious consequence of drinking water contaminated with bacteria. In 2002, diarrhoea claimed about 1,600 lives in India – per day. Today, ten years later, this figure might have decreased slightly; nevertheless, access to clean water is still not a matter of course for many Indian people. This is particularly true in rural areas, where water is still brought to consumers by equipment or from areas, which favour the transmission of diseases: for example from simple tank lorries or even open waters. Affected are above all people with a weakened immune system: children under five, the elderly, the undernourished.
A manual pump, which enables drawing groundwater from a depth of several metres, is a first step towards better access to clean drinking water. Hence, the wortundtat partner in India, the AMG, provides smaller towns in some rural areas of the Federal State of Andhra Pradesh with such pumps and drills the necessary wells. Our aim is to fund about 100 of such wells this year.
You can help to provide a small village community with access to clean water.
If you would like to help us to achieve this goal, the people in the Indian villages will be grateful for any amount you donate.
About EUR 630 are needed for each well.
This amount can only be raised by one single donor in exceptional cases. But what about getting together with friends and collecting a share of the amount needed.
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