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Water for All in India

2010-08-06

Sweden’s Water for All has sponsored work in India supported by the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden, or “Missionskyrkan”.

In total, Atlas Copco has contributed 120 000 per year for three years, which is 37% of Mission Covenant Church’s water-related budget for projects in India. The affected villages are located in the state of Maharashtra, close to the cities Solapur and Pune.

Mission Covenant Church’s partner, Covenant Social Service, is drilling 80 wells and repairing 60 old hand pumps during 2009–11. In addition, Covenant Social Service will be involved in other water and sanitation activities which Atlas Copco supports.

The water activities are part of a larger program that is designed to empower the poor. Mission Covenant Church focuses on bringing people together and teaching them the necessary skills to improve their situation. Often, because of the great need for wells, creating them is often the first thing that the people do together as a community.

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