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Pinapadu village in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh

Pinapadu village in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh

Pinapadu village in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh

For the residents of Pinapadu village in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, access to freshwater sources often posed a challenge. When the periodic rainfall and the consequent slippery pathways hindered their walk to the village water bodies (two springs and a well), the locals decided to act on it. This was when 50 individuals, motivated by Goonj, came together to work under Goonj’s ‘Dignity For Work’ (DFW) initiative by laying stones for a 50m stretch on the road leading to the two springs and the well. Goonj rewarded their efforts with essential Rahat Kits (containing essential household items, Goonj’s MY Pad – cloth based sanitary pads & dry rations). And today, because of the stone-laiden pathway, rains are no longer a matter of concern for the happy residents of Pinapadu. Apart from this, the enthusiastic bunch of participants also cleaned the well and the nearby canal for their daily use.