The Second Phase
The second expansion phase of Karunalaya was inaugurated on 21st January 2007 and added a new block that included another large Dormitory with attached Toilets and Bathing rooms, increasing the residential capacity of the Home. The new Dormitory was assigned to the female residents and the existing Dormitory was assigned to the male residents.
A second attempt at finding a suitable water source on the property was made in this phase. After painstaking effort by local water diviners from the village, by God's saving grace, water was struck again at another location on the property but this time with more capacity. A second bore-well was dug which now provides sufficient water for the Home and residents. However, the water supply is not sufficient for landscaping the property and water for a vegetable garden that we have planned, to help keep the residents of the Home occupied. Currently, with the help Mr. Nitin Khot, a society member, we are looking at re-filling the bore-well with rain-water harvested during the monsoon season to provide water for the landscaping and vegetable garden. In spite of these efforts, we are still looking for additional funding to locate and construct another bore-well on the property.