Project Need: $213,844
Narayan set up a tube well in his home in central Bangladesh in 1987 in the hopes of providing clean water for his family. Little did he know that the water was contaminated with arsenic.
After drinking the contaminated water for eight years, he was diagnosed with arsenicosis, followed by cancer. He spent lots of money on treatment in India, but still lost his life in 2008.
After this tragedy his wife, two sons and four daughters received help from the Arsenic Project. The water at Narayan’s home was tested and arsenic content was found to be 50 times above normal level. Both his sons and one daughter were also found to be affected with arsenicosis.
The project ensured an arsenic removal filter was installed in their home. Clean water and treatment shed light and hope to the family as they regain their normal life, and they were extremely grateful for the help received.
This project reduces human suffering due to arsenic contamination of the groundwater in Bangladesh through tests, water filters and awareness.