Building a new water purification center is certainly something to celebrate. But opening day is just the start of building a long term partnership, and opening day celebrations are also an opportunity to build trust with the community.
This World Water Day, Lakshmi Pratury, Founder & CEO of INKTalks hosts a discussion on the issues of water safety and availability with the founder of Community Pure Water Ravi Reddy, Chief Philanthropy Officer Sumeet Rawla, and impact investor and member of the board of directors, Bill Beecher.
Yesgi's water had unsafe levels of fluoride and magnesium. With support from the Krishnan-Shah Foundation, we worked with Yesgi residents to create a new Water Purification Center to treat the village's water and ensure that every resident has access to safe, clean water.
In 2011 Community Pure Water worked with Mangalpalli village to install a water purification center. Today, as many as 100 families collect water from this center a day. We spoke to Mrs. Subhadramma about how the plant has improved life in her village.