Installation of water filtration plants to provide safe drinking water

Pollution caused by accumulation of municipal waste, fertilisers and pesticides used in agriculture and human activities has resulted in a crisis of availability of safe drinking water for communities living near Loktak Lake in Manipur, the largest freshwater lake in NorthEast India. This crisis forces communities, especially women, to struggle daily to collect drinking water for their families.

Women spend up to 50 per cent of their waking hours collecting water.

Most women wake up before dawn and travel 4-to-5 kilometres towards the centre of Loktak Lake to collect water, as it is less polluted there than near the banks. The whole process is repeated 5-to-6 times a day. You can change this situation and ensure communities have easy access to safe drinking water by donating towards the installation of water filtration plants. Water filtration plants pump water from nearby ponds or the lake and filter it into clean and safe drinking water. One water filtration plant with a capacity of 2,000 litres can provide clean drinking water for up to 70 families at 28 litres per day per family.

500 families to be benefitted

Working with our local partner, we plan to install seven water filtration plants in six villages which will benefit nearly 500 families. Kwasiphai, Thanga Ngaram, Thanga Ithing, Karang Bamon Leikai, Naorem Awang and Ishok Chingya, in Bishnupur District are the villages where the filtration plants will be set up.

Protecting the delicate ecosystem of Loktak Lake

Your support will not only help provide clean drinking water to these communities but also help protect the delicate ecosystem of Loktak Lake and reduce pollution, develop sustainable livelihoods for families by promoting integrated farming of indigenous varieties of fish, strengthen women’s livelihood support by forming weavers’ collectives and, facilitating parents-teachers associations to provide quality education for children in public schools.

How Is Your Money Spent

80%
of the donations we receive are used up in implementation of these initiatives on the ground.
13%
of the donations we raise are spent to strengten the support systems at various levels that help us in monitoring and evaluation of these initiatives.
7%
of the funds we raise are used up in activities that help us to mobilise resources that can guarantee a long term support to such initiatives.

Ways To Donate

We provide several options for you to contribute: You can use the short form on this page to make payment(s) through Credit or Debit Cards, Net Banking, Cash Card, Mobile Payments or e-Wallets. If you are looking at contributing through cheque download this form and post it to us.

All donations to ActionAid Association are eligible for 50% tax exemption under 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Your gift of clean drinking water
I would like to contribute towards (for 1 Water Filtration Plant):
Procuring water feed pump and pipe installation
Procuring water storage tank (2000 litres)
Civil construction works
Construction of 12-feet stand for one water filtration plant of 2,000 litres
Fully automated water filtration vessel (14 x 65)
I would like to sponsor 1 Water Filtration Plant
I would like to make general contribution of:
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Installation of water filtration plants to provide safe drinking water

Pollution caused by accumulation of municipal waste, fertilisers and pesticides used in agriculture and human activities has resulted in a crisis of availability of safe drinking water for communities living near Loktak Lake in Manipur, the largest freshwater lake in NorthEast India. This crisis forces communities, especially women, to struggle daily to collect drinking water for their families.

Women spend up to 50 per cent of their waking hours collecting water.

Most women wake up before dawn and travel 4-to-5 kilometres towards the centre of Loktak Lake to collect water, as it is less polluted there than near the banks. The whole process is repeated 5-to-6 times a day. You can change this situation and ensure communities have easy access to safe drinking water by donating towards the installation of water filtration plants. Water filtration plants pump water from nearby ponds or the lake and filter it into clean and safe drinking water. One water filtration plant with a capacity of 2,000 litres can provide clean drinking water for up to 70 families at 28 litres per day per family.

500 families to be benefitted

Working with our local partner, we plan to install seven water filtration plants in six villages which will benefit nearly 500 families. Kwasiphai, Thanga Ngaram, Thanga Ithing, Karang Bamon Leikai, Naorem Awang and Ishok Chingya, in Bishnupur District are the villages where the filtration plants will be set up.

Protecting the delicate ecosystem of Loktak Lake

Your support will not only help provide clean drinking water to these communities but also help protect the delicate ecosystem of Loktak Lake and reduce pollution, develop sustainable livelihoods for families by promoting integrated farming of indigenous varieties of fish, strengthen women’s livelihood support by forming weavers’ collectives and, facilitating parents-teachers associations to provide quality education for children in public schools.

How Is Your Money Spent

80%
of the donations we receive are used up in implementation of these initiatives on the ground.
13%
of the donations we raise are spent to strengten the support systems at various levels that help us in monitoring and evaluation of these initiatives.
7%
of the funds we raise are used up in activities that help us to mobilise resources that can guarantee a long term support to such initiatives.

Ways To Donate

We provide several options for you to contribute: You can use the short form on this page to make payment(s) through Credit or Debit Cards, Net Banking, Cash Card, Mobile Payments or e-Wallets. If you are looking at contributing through cheque download this form and post it to us.

All donations to ActionAid Association are eligible for 50% tax exemption under 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.