While India's economy continues to rapidly grow, hundreds of millions of people across the country still live with poverty, malnutrition, unhygienic living conditions... and without access to clean drinking water.

About a third of the world's poor live in India alone, battling blatant gender and class inequalities to climb out of poverty. Safe drinking water and improved sanitation can give these people and their children a chance for healthier, happier lives.




Building a well is the easy part

How we're working with our partners to tackle the issue of sustainability, educate communities, and fund mechanics programs to repair broken water projects.

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Asharfi's Story

Asharfi taught himself how to repair broken wells. He lives in one of India's poorest states, where he's known as the man who can fix any water problem.

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58,345 Hours For Clean Water

For more than 30 years, Gram Vikas has taken a unique approach to development work. For them, water is the key to health, participation and sustainability.

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About India

  • 1,252,000,000 population
  • 9% lack access to water
  • 75% lack access to sanitation
  • 21.9% live below poverty line

Our Work Here

  • Started working in 2008
  • 347,474 people served
  • 1,326 projects funded
  • $6,025,056 invested