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The Water Project

This initiative is to raise funds for New Ark Mission of India (Home Of Hope), Bangalore and help solve their water problem that is affecting over 700 people housed in this mission. HOH is a homeless shelter set up 20 years ago by a man commonly called 'Auto Raja' who helps the destitutes in Bangalore.

During a meeting with Mr T Raja, he shared the struggle he faced financially on a monthly basis because of lack of water. The borewell at this mission dried up and he's spending approximately Rupees 40000 a month buying water. He would be highly obliged if we could help fund him dig a borewell. 
The mission has another property located near a lake, and had already commenced digging a borewell but unfortunately had to stop at a depth of 400 feet because of lack of funds. This re-digging of the borewell should be able to sustain his desire of accommodating 1000 people in the near future. 

His immediate need of the hour is to restart the digging of the borewell that would help the Homeless Shelter with water. 

I'm looking at raising 3 lakhs for this project

Let's help him so that he may continue helping others!
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1st February 2018
Update 12 - TWP

Dear Donors, thank you for your patience and support. Although this update was overdue, I wanted to share one only when there was enough content to document the progress in our project.  

Site 1 - Further to digging the borewell and striking water, the work on this OHT had been completed somewhere in mid December. We then started plastering the entire structure to give it a more complete and finishing touch. A room was constructed below the OHT on request by HOH (to be utilised by them as seen fit). We even undertook cleaning up the site of large stones and rocks that were dumped there earlier (still a WIP) by clearing it to one side of the plot with the help of a JCB. Whilst other permissions and work was going on we had simultaneously initiated multiple tasks at the other sites (Site 2) & (Site 3). Finally we constructed a compound wall with a gate for security reasons as well as to give this stage of the project a sense of closure.

Attached are some of the progressive images during the work and also the completed structure.

Mid Nov to Dec, work in progress before completion in Jan.


The Completed Overhead Tank and Compound wall with Gate.

Photo of water tankers regularly filling water for HOH.

Site 2 :

Rain Water Harvest & Recharge Pit with Underground sump for Storage.

With having the material procured, we began our second stage for Rain Water Harvest at the gents ward.

Early Dec to Dec End

In accordance to our plan we built a sump with a capacity of approximately 80000 litres at the gent's ward to capture and store the maximum flow of water during the rains. We've constructed a recharge process to help clean the water that is captured. We are certain that this would bring them much more respite in the water problem they faced all these years.

Completed structure of Recharge pit and Sump.

The Rain Water Harvest roofing job is a work in progress (WIP) which has already commenced and completed updates should be in by mid Feb.

Lastly here are a couple of links to videos to showcase the success of TWP

As of now, I can state that The Water Project was a success and we all along with Milaap's help have collectively helped Home of Hope's inmates with their water issue (hopefully for some years from now)

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Thank you all and God bless.

Reji Koshy
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Bosco donated US $100
9 months ago

All the best with the water project. God bless you.

Utkarsh donated Rs.500
11 months ago

Nice job