Polepally SC Colony Water Well

To God Be All The Glory

Special Thanks to the Schinschke Family

  • Population: 5,000   
  • Rate of Literacy: 40%
  • They always have a dry climate and in the summer it is very hot with temperatures reaching well over 100 degrees each day
  • # of Believers: 60
  • We estimate this well will be used by 200 people per day
  • Location of well: In a Banjara Village. 
  • Responsible for Maintenance and upkeep: Pastor Paul & His Family

GPS Coordinates:

16.4256, 79.485

Mandal: Durgi
District: Guntur
State: Andhra Pradesh
Date of Dedication: February 23, 2018 @ 4:16pm

Pastor Chendra Paul has been a pastor for 20 years. There are 150 members at this particular church. The people are SC (Sceduled Cast) which means they are the very lowest in the cast system. There are about 5,000 people in the village but because they are low cast people no one else will share a well with them. That is why they need their own well, others will not share with them in the nearby areas. They were getting water from 1 km away from a clean water source.  About 200 people will use the well daily. The well is 800 feet deep on the church property. It’s so deep they couldn’t use a hand pump so they had to put a motor pump. The church helped pay for some of the cost since it was more expensive to put in the deeper well and also the motor pump.