Weʼre raising £800 to install a bore water system for a local South Indian community deprived of water resources.
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We no longer live in a world where the realities of the global poor are so isolated from our own lives that we can use ignorance or distance as an excuse for not helping others. It is with this view in mind that I have decided to help raise funds for a particular local community here who have no access to clean, running water. Their children are sick and dirty and frequently dehydrated. And the community depends on handouts that typically last between 2-5 days. Frequently they bathe and drink dirty water and it hasn’t rained for months. As a galling irony for these people, the private landowner runs sprinklers all day to irrigate a nearby plot of land and threatens these people with legal action if they try and grab some of the water that often runs down into their own plots.
-Between 50-100 families will benefit from the installation of the bore.
-Funds will be used to buy the electrical equipment necessary, piping, two days of labour and the digging machinery required for the installation.
-We will fund one third of the project but it’s too great an expense for us to fund the whole thing: 120, 000 Rupees.
-The benefits are that with direct giving (such as through a kickstarter campaign) the entire donation goes towards the project. None of it is being siphoned off for consultancy fees or for organisational overheads.
Sometimes it can feel awkward and unnecessary asking friends to sponsor other friends time and time again, however, think of the last time you had a need for water - to bathe in, to drink or to clean your clothes and utensils with.
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