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The Watershed Moment

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This is a happily-ever-after kind of story….

We often appeal to your magnanimous nature and urge you to fund a good deed. This post isn’t like that. This is a wonderful ‘what happened after they got funded’ story. It’s a heartwarming tale about the residents of the tiny village of Tiruchirappalli. And how easier access to water has changed their lives forever.

It sounds incredible but is true – water really is that powerful a life source. So powerful, in fact, that it has the ability to help a child stay in school. How so? Imagine a child and mother having to trudge miles out in the scorching sun to fill pots of water and carry them back home. Imagine not being able to carry enough water for all the daily activities – bathing, cooking, washing clothes and vessels, and cleaning the hut. Imagine the diseases such unsanitary conditions could bring. Imagine a child being so tired from carrying heavy pots to and fro that he or she skips school or keeps falling asleep and misses out on lessons.

Here is the wonderful ending to this story…or should we say ‘the new beginning’?!