NEW LIFE THROUGH SAFE WATER
303 Completed Water Projects
and sanitation strategies
so every person has the opportunity to thrive
For rural families in the developing world, clean water is the first step on a path out of poverty.
With a safe water source nearby, women and children spend less money treating deadly water-borne illnesses, less time walking often dangerous roads to fetch water, and more time together with their families, working, or going to school.
Impact in Real Time
Because the hydrogeology of every village is different, our engineers develop water access blueprints for each water source based on surveys, population, and locally-available materials. Afterwards, engineers oversee construction to ensure that we’re serving people in the most effective way possible.
We implement custom water technology to ensure that the water point is affordable and maintainable. Through research and community involvement, we decide the best water access for the context.View five types of technology >
Water quality testing is one of the most tangible ways we can make sure our commitment to long-term transformation and quality care is being realized in every village. With annual and bi-annual testing, we can be sure that our water sources are providing safe water.Read about water quality testing >
In keeping with international WHO guidelines, all village water sources are within 1 km from homes and have a 30 minute waiting time or less. If there is any travel, it must be obtainable by every community member—young, elderly, and disabled alike.Read the WHO Water Report here >
First Handicap-Accessible Well“The accessible well at Bulumba Primary provides a place where people with disabilities can access water without help. This provides dignity and hope and will encourage other children to attend school as well.” “I feel happy, loved, and special,” Veronica said.
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Rather than use the one-size-fits-all approach to water access, we customize the approach to ensure that each water sources lasts for generations.
Communities contribute 10-15% towards the cost of the water source by providing finances, materials, or labor
Each village creates a savings account and determines user fees
Use local materials for easy access to parts when the water source needs repair
Register each village with the local public work offices so they can call on national technicians for repair