Project information

Water Wells in Orissa India

Jairah Funds works with local partners to help support the building of water wells in remote villages in India. These water wells provide easier and quicker access to clean water for the whole community, who afterwards will work together to maintain the water well.

3-4 Weeks

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  • Need


    Local villages in India that do not have easy access to clean water. Children often have to travel to collect the water and can therefore miss out on going to school.


    Building a water well for the whole village that will bring the local community together and allow the villagers the opportunity to focus on school and employment .

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Build a water well for a remote village


    » Work with our local partners to plan and build the water well, including gathering resources and labour.

    What success will look like

    Success will be the number of villagers using the water well and gaining access to clean, safe water.

    Aim 2

    Teach the local villagers to maintain the water well, in order for project to be sustainable


    » Develop a programme with our partners to teach the villagers the maintenance of the water well after the project is completed

    What success will look like

    Success will be villagers working together to maintain and promote the water well.

  • Impact


    The project will give villagers clean water and time saved by having a local water well. We will demonstrate this by gathering statistical information through questionnaire


    Bad weather could slow the building process however our partners are experienced in water wells and will start the project during a part of the year that has good weather.
    Another small risk is that after the completion of the water well, is that the villagers don't actually use it, we will work with our partners to promote the water well and instruct how to use it.


    We communicate to our donors / supporters through various different methods including; newsletter, email, telephone and sometimes face to face.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £750

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      Amount Heading Description
      £750 Water Well Cost of total construction of one water well
  • Background


    The project is located in Orissa, India. The villages that we work in are often very disadvantaged due to the 'caste system' and struggles with issues like housing, education, employment and water.


    The local villagers

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Jairah Funds was started by a group of trustees alongside our team of committed volunteers. They all share a passion and drive to help people from different backgrounds and walks of life, regardless of race or creed. Our ethos at Jairah Funds is always to remember the people involved in these projects, including those who work and volunteer as well as the people who in desperate need of help.
    We have build a good working relationship with our partners in India, The Good Samaritans.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mr Ragbhir Ram

    Manger and founder of Jairah Funds. Ragbhir visits our projects in India once a year.