DRAUGHT WORSENS

DRAUGHT WORSENS

We spent most of February trying to get more water to villages affected by the severe draught in our Maharashtra project in India.  One village area has no electricity at all so we can’t pump water into a storage tank in anticipation of the 110 degree weather starting in April.  The need for water will double.  We have to install 10 more electric poles and bring in an electric line as an offshoot off the main line to the center of the village two kilometers away.  Then when it’s built we have to install a large electric water pump inside a school (for safety).  With a pump we can install piping to fill the school’s 4,000 liter water storage tank which now remains empty.  The school principal will keep the large storage tank filled.  Right now all the families use the one tap shown in the photo which means taking turns one jug at a time.

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