Buy a Borewell
The Mission for the Rural People is helping to combat the problem of lack of clean water in local villages by drilling borewells. If a village has no fresh water, girls and women can spend much of their day collecting water for cooking and cleaning, for themselves and on behalf of the men and boys who are often away working in the fields. Once the wells are in place, the women are freed up to make crafts and, if enough money is generated, both girls and boys may go to school, if there is one within walking distance.
Once the wells are in place, the villagers are taught some basic health practices. To date, MFRP has provided 53 clean water wells whilst 150 villages still await assistance. Providing clean water is relatively easy to do, all it takes is for a well to be drilled into the water table, but, depending on the substrata, the depth of the well may be 100 feet or more. It takes money to hire the equipment to drill the well. The cost is between £100 and £200 depending on the depth and complexity of each well.
Several UK Charity sponsors have provided funds for this life changing work for the villagers. If you decide you would like to contribute in this way, there will be a plate put by the well showing your name and country, as a gesture of gratitude. The well could be dedicated to a loved one, a school or your local community. 100% of the money you give will be used to produce the well.