Water elixir of Life for the community Lives in Hard to Reach Area

Empowering the Community/ Organization to implement and undertake their own water supply program with the financial support from CSV

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I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria, and based on its description, I am eligible to apply to the CSV Prize 2017.

  • Yes, I'm eligible

Preferred language

  • English

Organization name


Year founded


Initiative stage

  • Growth (the pilot has already launched and is starting to expand)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $10k - $50k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 1,000 - 5,000

Organization type

  • Nonprofit, NGO, or citizen sector

Secondary Focus Area

  • Nutrition

Headquarters location: Country

  • India

Headquarters location: City

Berhampur, Ganjam, Odisha India

Location(s) of impact

India Digapahandi Block under Ganjam District of Of Odisha



Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

To Provide clean and fresh water supply to the community for drinking water propose.To reduce the incidence of water borne diseases among the village community especially ANC/ PNC mothers and New born baby. To create and build socio-economic Awareness among the rural community on Water and Sanitation and to cater community need in context of ensuring sustainable drinking water.

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

1: By the end of the project enabling environment for community action created which improves access of communities, especially women and disadvantaged groups, to safe drinking water and sanitation in the village and hamlets of the project area 2: By the end of the project representation of women and disadvantaged groups increased in water management and in the project village and its hamlets 3: By the end of the project outreach of the project for wider extension and replication of community based approaches in water management in the project districts, 4: By the end of the project, sustainable water-based enterprises piloted in other villages having water scarcity

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

• improved access to safe drinking water • Improved sanitation conditions • Strengthened ability of the community to manage and maintain its water supply systems and sanitation facilities • Improved hygiene practices among the community and school students • Primary schools in the village physically improved and equipped with pure drinking water • Students and teachers supported with training programs for safe drinking water

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

1- Individual donation - 05% 2- Grant -80 % 3- Corporate contributions- 0% 4. Earned income- 05 % 5. Other- Local contribution - 10 %

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

The planned project will focus on community led intervention, so that the sustainability ensured

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

The community of the project villages belongs to scheduled tribes. The area is coming under a neglected area and people failed to reaches to government facilities. This village dominated with tribal population and adorned poverty with migration to other state. The villager always struggles for safe drinking water lead to many problems i.e. poor health problem.

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Upon recommendation from others

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