West Bengal, India
This well is located in Sayerpara, a village close to Shantiniketan, about 225 kilometers northwest of Kolkata, India. The village is a tribal village inhabited by members of the Santal tribe. Most of the men and women from the village are employed as day laborers in tilling agricultural land or at nearby construction sites earning about $2 to $3 a day. There are about 70 homes in the village and our well serves the need of about 500 people.