Time for more in life

Beema and her family live in a village in Tirunelveli, a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Water sourced from the Tamirabarani River is provided by the municipality here, however Beema must walk several blocks to a public source to collect water each day. Her wait at the tap is long as women from all over her community share a dependency on this source. And, at the end of a long wait, Beema can only bring home what she is able to carry.

But things are changing. Through Water.org Beema was able to take out a small loan to fund the construction of a water tap at her home. Now, her family will have access to water just outside their door, and Beema’s time can be spent doing more than collect water.

This project was made possible by a generous grant from the PepsiCo Foundation.

Capital: New Delhi
Population of 1.2 billion
77 million lack access to safe water
769 million lack access to improved sanitation
59% of the total population lives on less than US$2 per day