Govind Singh Mohalla Village and Koylatpur Village
Funded August 29, 2019
Govind Mohalla Village is a rural village located in Karnal region in Haryana state, North India. People live in slums and work as laborers in this village and there is little development: no school, no hospital, no sewage system. Life is difficult for these impoverished people as many suffer from disease and lack of clean water to drink. Some in the village do not have electricity. There is a 15-year-old government well in the community which, at some point, became contaminated. It has a bad smell and taste. Some villagers use this water while other villagers do not use it, carrying water home from the neighboring villages. People get sick from drinking the dirty water from this well. Common diseases and afflictions are cholera, dengue fever and diarrhea. The well which is being funded by this project is going to be much deeper, beyond the contamination due to the sewage issue and will provide a sustainable clean water source.
Koylatpur Village is in the Kaithal district in Haryana state, North India. It is a very rural, underdeveloped village, where basic needs are difficult to meet. Many of the people work making bricks, but earn very little to support their families. Most here belong to a low caste tribe called Chamar. Water comes from a government well that about 80-100 feet deep. This well was drilled about seven years ago when there was an irrigation department office nearby, but the irrigation department has since left the village. There was a storage tank, but because the irrigation office left, it was no longer maintained and became non-functioning. Now, the tap is close to the ground for the well since it is no longer pumped to a storage tank for a more normal point of access. The villagers manage to collect water from a small pipe. The water comes slowly in the morning and then recharges by evening and is not available all day. The water is contaminated with diseases such as cholera and viral fever being experienced; the people also suffer with skin diseases. Our well will be much deeper for a sustainable water source. The well will be free to all for community use.
Completed February 17, 2020
Govind Singh Mohalla Village, India
The well is completed in Govind Singh Mohalla Village, India. This is a rural village where people suffered every day due to the lack of safe drinking water. Previously, there was a government well, but the water dried-up in this well. The water was very polluted, but people still used it for drinking because that was all they had. After the bore well completely dried they were going far distances to neighboring villages to collect drinking water.
Now we have drilled a deep well to provide abundant clean water to meet the needs of the entire village. The villagers are rejoicing to see a deep well here in their poverty-stricken village. On the inauguration day of the new well, many women came to celebrate – so thankful for us bringing a well and clean water for their village. They kept saying how hard their lives were without good water in the village. You have changed their lives! And, changed their health.
The believers of the village church are so thankful for the well and very excited to show the gift of the well as a platform to share their testimonies and love of Jesus with the villagers now. Thank you so much!
Koylatpur Village, India
The well is completed in Koylatpur village in North India. Koylatpur village is a rural village. Mostly lower caste tribes, many of the people work in a nearby brick factory for very little income. The village is one of the poorest in the region – so life in this village is not at all easy. They do not have any health facility or school so many of the children are uneducated. They also suffered so much with sickness like cholera and dengue fever always spreading in the village as the water was so polluted. They tried to get a new well, but no one would help them. But, you helped them! Now there is a new deep well to provide abundant clean water for the village. They consider this water “the best water they have ever drank.” The church leader who began the mission work here is so thankful to God and to you for this well. Now people are so over-joyed to have safe drinking water and water for all of their household needs. Than you so much!