Site visit - August / Sept 2008
During the period Aug 2007 to April 2008, we have completed the water ponds, the hut, the one acre test plot and planting of trees all around. We have invested over $ 30,000 in this phase. We have proven that we can collect adequate amount of rain water from the October rains and keep it for almost a full year.
Our recent staff addition in the form of Sri Kumaravelu, provides the skill and exposure required to engage with villages.
We visited 5 different villages and discussed their 'felt' needs. Based on that we have selected 'small health clinics' and RTI campaign as the 2 first BCC outreach activities.
At the same time, we will be working on a few tasks in the BCC also.- getting solar pump, water filtration, bio-mass unit
Above: Visit Kandasami village - main topic - RTI
Above: Vadalakarai village - Topic - help fix soil erosions on their water channel
Above: Subhaiahpuram village - night - topic - repair concrete sluice gate in front of their village pond
Above: Visit to Chinnoor village
Above : Long interview with a handicapped villager in Subbhaiapuram village