Kesinapally SC Colony, India


The village is comprised of 1009 landless laborers living in 228 thatched or tiled roof homes. The entire village is comprised of people of the “untouchable” class, the lowest class in the Indian caste system.The primary income for this community is from daily wages working for area landowners, weeding nearby fields. The male workers receive less than $ 2 USD per day; the female workers receive less than $ 1 USD per day. The villager’s employment is dependent on fieldwork availability. When enough rains come, the villagers work an average of 60 days per year. Otherwise, they do not work. In addition to agricultural, 10 of the residents raise goats for income.About 3 months earlier we visited this place and heard the need for a bore well project. The villagers had access to the government tank when the electricity worked which they reported at being in the morning and late in the evening for 30 minutes each time. Outside of this, they would walk 3 kms to a river and access the water there for their household needs which could include drinking. An appeal was made at that time for a bore well project and to know that within a short amount of time funds were made available by The Humankind Water and its donors. Normally I don’t see a project and have the need met so quickly but in this case I did and to be able to share with both sets of people about the provision of God and the miracles that can happen with Him was a tremendous blessing.