Providing Water through digging of New Wells: Vision Nationals in June 2016

Water is a daily basic need for living, as we all know, but the lack of it can make our living condition very difficult. In India, especially in rural areas, the lack of drinking water is a serious problem that affects the quality of life and it is the women and children who struggle the most as they are forced to travel great distances in search of drinking water, which is often contaminated due to different factors.

IMG-20160624-WA046By God’s grace, for the second time in a row Vision Nationals is able to provide drinking water to hundreds of villagers in five different villages in Srikakulam District in June 2016. We dug water wells in five different villages in 2015 for the first time and now in June 2016, we are able to provide drinking water in five more villages.

Vision Nationals, with their leader Raju Seelam from Srikakulam District along with the locals in those villages and with the help of Living Waters Team were able to dig wells and installed hand pumps for the drawing of water. Soils are different in each village, some had good soil and some had rocky soil. As a result, wells were dug from 100 feet- 200 feet depth. By God’s grace, all the wells were completed in the middle of June.

Now all these five villagers have drinking water. All of theIMG-20160625-WA004m had been inaugurated on June 24th, 2016 and are in for daily use now. We thank God for His Grace shown to these villagers and we are so honored to be a part of meeting the basic need of drinking water that these villagers did not have in the past. We thank Living Waters for helping us to make it a possibility with the help of Living Stones.

Five villages in Srikakulam District, where water is provided are the following:

  • Belemara

  • Peddapalem

  • Bothadasingi

  • Kondapeta (Munakalavalasa)

  • Tatipadu

Benefits:

  • Clear drinking water is provided in these rural communities.

  • People now save time and energy as they no longer have to walk long distances to fetch water.

  • Personal hygiene and the cleanliness of the surroundings are developed.

  • The wells work using a pump that is hand operated. It is generally estimated that each water pump provides drinking water for around 75 to 100 families, in other words, between 300 and 400 people’s need for water are being met per day.

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