WATER OF LIFE
In the developed world, access to clean water is taken for granted. Not so in India,
where 48 per cent of the population of 1.3 billion – or over six hundred million people – do not have access to clean water. Millions of people die every year in India due to drinking, bathing, cooking with, and washing clothes in contaminated water. Over 500 thousand children under the age of 5 will die this year, tragically and unnecessarily, from exposure to contaminated water.
We have constructed, and will continue to construct, wells in many states in northern, central, and eastern India. Each well, over its lifetime of 3 to 4 generations (longer when re-bored), will supply tens of thousands of people with fresh, clean water – saving lives, restoring dignity, stopping the spread of disease, and providing opportunities for small and medium enterprise.