Old Anandians’ Group of 99 recently completed a Water Purification Project in Dutuwewa a remote village, in the Anuradhapura district. The facilities that were provided to the village by the old Anandians include a water purification plant of 2000 liter capacity and two 1000 liter tanks for clean water storage and distribution.
The people in this area are facing with difficulties to find clean water leading to kidney problems among villagers. Although many people talk about the kidney problems in this part of the country, not many come up with solutions. Old Anandians’ 99 Groups, has implemented the water cleaning facility in the village so that villagers would benefit for a long time. The group has built the infrastructure and to make the project sustainable, they have trained and handed over the ongoing maintenance to the villagers themselves. This project ran over 2 years and was completed with a cost of nearly 1 million rupees.
The project was well supported by the Maranaadhara Samithiya (Funeral aid society) of Dutuwewa.
A Medical Camp was also organized in the area parallel to the opening of the water project by the old Anandians. The Medical Camp held at Naagirikanda Raja Maha Viharaya in Kodiyabandawewa, Medawachchiya in the Anuradhapura district. Medical services were received by over 400 villagers comprising of 50 children and 70 expecting mothers. The services included checking blood sugar, laboratory blood checkup services, ECG, Ultra-sound scan and scanning services for pregnant mothers using modern machinery. In addition to tat, free medicine was given to all patients. All pregnant mothers received a nutrition pack consisting of food items and items required for a newborn. Sixty (60) deserving children received a set of school stationary each as well.