In rural areas of Sri Lanka, access to clean drinking water is a serious concern for many communities. Mahakarambewa, a village located in the Karuwalagaswewa Divisional Secretariat of the Puttalam district, is no exception. With contaminated groundwater, the more than 500 families who call this village home have struggled for years to find a reliable source of clean water. The groundwater is brackish and is contaminated with calcium deposits.
For the residents of Mahakarambewa, the lack of clean drinking water has had severe consequences. Many individuals have been diagnosed with kidney disease and are undergoing treatment. The villagers are forced to purchase water at exorbitant rates, putting a financial burden on already struggling families. Additionally, the lack of access to clean water has made daily tasks such as cooking and bathing more difficult and time-consuming. These villagers rely on daily wage labour or subsistence farming to survive.
Recognizing the urgent need for action, Gammadda, partnered with St. Peter's College to provide a reverse osmosis plant to the residents of Mahakarambewa. This plant will provide the community with a sustainable source of clean drinking water, free from harmful contaminants.
The initiative taken by Gammadda and St. Peter's College is a prime example of how a small action can lead to a significant positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities. By taking the initiative to provide a sustainable source of clean drinking water, Gammadda and St. Peter's College have helped to improve the overall health and well-being of the residents of Mahakarambewa.
Access to clean drinking water is a fundamental human right, and it is critical that communities around the island have access to this basic necessity. Gammadda is working to address this issue by implementing sustainable solutions that provide communities with access to clean drinking water.
As we reflect on the impact of Gammadda and St. Peter's College's initiative in Mahakarambewa, it is essential to recognize the importance of taking action out of truth. The truth is that access to clean drinking water is a critical issue in many rural communities, and it is up to individuals and organizations to take action to address this problem. By working together and taking concrete steps, we can help ensure that all communities have access to this basic necessity and help to improve the health and well-being of individuals around Sri Lanka.