New Water Projects in India Through Revolving Loans

In December 2013, Water1st visited our India partner, APS, for a monitoring visit. We made the difficult decision in 2011 not to provide additional funding to APS, but we continue to visit to see how the projects we funded between 2006 and 2010 are doing. During our visit, we were able to visit 9 of […]

100,000 people with clean water!

Thank you for helping us reach this milestone! Together, we have ended the walk for water for 101,000 people. Since 2005, your support has funded a total of 940 projects. So far this year, your gifts have brought clean, convenient water supplies, toilets, and hygiene education to an additional 19,255 people. We thank our dedicated […]

June visit to our India projects

With the late arrival of the monsoons, Water 1st’s June visit to our projects in the Sundarbans of West Bengal, India went more smoothly than we expected. In between brief, intense cloud bursts, we were able to check up on the 2009 projects and see two of the more distant project sites in Uttarkashiabad, all […]

Tubewell Maintenance in India

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Making a water project sustainable has many components. One of the primary concerns is the physical maintenance of the water pumps themselves. This short film, shot in December 2009, shows the women of the water committee in Gangadarpur, India performing routine maintenance on their tubewell pump. They perform this maintenance every two weeks. This pump […]

Day 1 in India: Cyclone Aila Recovery

We are back home from our trip to India and able to post news of our visit there. Unlike Bangladesh, in India we don’t have internet access in the rural town south of Kolkata where we stay while visiting our projects. The first day of our visit with our local partner, APS, we were shown a […]