Install a bore well with platform for 30 disadvantaged rural families, INR 6000

Chaithanya Educational and Rural Development Society (CERDS) is an NGO based out of Guntur, in Andhra Pradesh, India. This programme was started in 2010-11. The primary objective of this programme is to ensure accessibility of drinking water facilities to all the target families belonging to disadvantaged sections of society.

How It Works

• The people belonging to scheduled tribes, mainly fisher folk live in small habitations along the sea- coast.
• These are remote areas with virtually no infrastructure.
• During a baseline survey in 2007 CERDS found that families struggle to find drinking water.
• Women & children spend 3-4 hours daily trying to find water in the sandy soil.
• Beneficiaries are selected through various methods - identification of the target families during field visits, enquiring with the local community, personal verification of the beneficiaries as well as the location for installing the bore well and collecting data of the families' socio-economical conditions.
• CERDS purchases equipment for 5-6 bore wells at a time. This brings down the cost of transportation and they get the equipment at a better price.
• The material & labour is transported to the village from the nearest town (Chirala/Vetapalam/Nizampatnam/Naguluppalapadu).
• A meeting is held with local elders/ Panchayat representatives and the beneficiaries to select the location to initiate the activity and to ensure participation of the community in completing the activity. •

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Mark-II Hand Pump-set including pipes & fittings 3250.00
Labour cost for drilling bore well & Construct Platform 1500.00
Sand/2 bags of Cement/100 Bricks 900.00
Material Transportation Costs 150.00
Administrative cost (staff travel, follow-up, monitoring) 200.00
Unit Price 6000
Total 6000
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Initiation of Community Water Facility
Tenkayachetlapalem is one of the small hamlets located in the coastal part of Prakasam District. All families in the village are fishermen and living under below poverty-line. As it is a small community and Desert Island no one government official and elected representative come and hear their words. Though, they have lot of problems, lack of water facility was became a major hurdle to all the families, since they had to go long distance for fetching of water. Women and children used to consume most of their time in water collection, which effected on children’s education and women’s earnings.
When CERDS went to that village on a study purpose, it noticed the problem and on the request of all families, it supplied bore well material to install a new well in the community. With the guidance of village elders, all families get together installed a new bore well at an accessible place to all families.
Water facility is available to all the families at very accessible place. Women and children became free from the burden of collection of water from distance place. They can have some time to spend on their own activities. Using the children in collection of water is not being seen in the community at all.

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