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This site aimed to raise $1850 to build a safe, modern water well for eleven year old Rituparna Mandal and her village of Khordanahala, India. More details.

Children International
had selected this village as one most in need of a safe well, since the distant tubewell they currently use is often broken, forcing villagers to drink, cook, and bathe with contaminated water from a nearby pond. See Photos.

Rituparna Mandal (right) and her mother fetching water from a pond that is contaminated and causes many stomach-related illnesses among the villagers.

This website was founded by Kristen Palana, Aura Hernandez's sponsor through the top rated charity, Children International.

Anastasia Yecke
of Miami, Florida is a partner at the site and was a main collaborator and fundraiser on the Honduras Project and a repeat donor from the Guatemala Project.
Check out the original Aura's House fundraising project.

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WE DID IT!! Thank You! The Well is Now Complete!

See photos of Rituparna Mandal with the finished tubewell for her entire village. Visit our forums and online shop! 25% of proceeds benefit the Current Philippines School Project. The Rojas Family's home in Honduras is complete! See photos. Check out our latest stats. Use our banners to link to us from your site.

$1850 Raised! We DID IT! Thank you.Well Progress Indicator

This virtual water well built up brick by brick to reflect how close we were to $1850. A new brick was added with every $20 donated. Now that we've met our goal, construction on the real well in Khordanahala
, India is complete as of February 2006.

Most of the people in this village are daily laborers and their monthly incomes vary in range from $25-35. The preliminary cost of a new well (which must be placed at a depth of 1000 feet), along with a concrete platform surrounding the well, is $1,752.

Because Paypal charges a fee for their secure service, we have rounded the number up to $1850. More details about this. 100% of proceeds go to Children International who will oversee the well construction after we reach our goal.


Carrying heavy buckets of water homeRituparna Mandal (left) and her mother fetching water.

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