Mothers have plenty to do keep their household going. Many men and women spend hours each day to fetch water for their daily needs.
According to the Undersecretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, “On average, women in developing countries walk 6 kilometers a day to collect water because there is not enough of it nearby.”
In many cases there just isn’t enough water.
Lack of supply of water to bathe their children and to cook cause squabbles and arguments among neighbors who are otherwise friends.
The U.N. estimates that 2,000,000 children die each year due to lack of safe water. Even if it was one infant life, it is one too many.
Water is a basic need and a right to each child.
Sanma water well program seeks to help in the areas where water is scarce.
Our deep wells reach the water tables beneath the layers of earth and bring it out for those who can’t afford to drill a deep water well.
People collect water will hand-pump and enjoy the gift of God to refresh themselves. Each well is prayed over by a local minister.
Here is a note we received:
In gift to reduce the tragic infant mortality rates in the Indian villages, the villagers needed access to clean water and they needed to be educated in keeping their water sources clean. Sanma addresses the infant mortality rate in India on both of these fronts.”
— Dr. Kumar, Government Medical Officer, Andhra Pradesh State
Most of Sanma wells supply water for up to 100 families.
The cost to drill a well and install a hand pump is $950
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