When Richard first visited Okhle in 2003, he saw that water supply was a major problem. The rusting tanks, leaking pipes and taps did not supply enough water to the village, and the supply was at times impure.

This first project to take place in Okhle involved the construction of two 20,000 litre tanks, the laying of 1200 metres of pipework underground, the restoration of 3 standpipes and the building of 2 new ones. The work was carried out by the villagers of Okhle.

Cost: £3500
Completed: 2003
Funds: Raised by Richard Backwell