Assist in Providing Clean Water to a Community in a Developing Country

🇪🇹 Ethiopia

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785 million people globally live without clean water. That’s 1 in 10 people, and more than twice the population of the United States. Many live in isolated rural areas and walk several hours a day to collect dirty water that carries diseases and makes them sick. charity: water works with local experts and community members to bring safe and clean water to people in developing countries and to install the most suitable and sustainable solutions to serve the community’s needs, such as water harvesting, piped systems, drilled wells and/or biosand filters. They install sensors in the water pumps to monitor the system from afar, reporting on any fluctuations in water flow rate and performance. It issues alerts and reports to local mechanics so that in the event of a system failure, a mechanic can quickly come to repair it. Previously, reaching rural water systems for maintenance took time, human resources and money, so communities were forced to drink dirty water, sometimes for months, until it was repaired. They also establish a local Water Committee who are in charge of the long-term sustainability of the water point, including developing a business plan to replace possible parts in the future and educate the community about the importance of WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene).

Product Code: 10118

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Importance Importance

Diseases in dirty water kills more people than any form of violence, of which 43% of the deaths are children under the age of 5. In Africa alone, women walk 40 billion hours a year to collect water, time which could have been spent growing more food, earning an income or attending school, all of which fight poverty. Globally, children miss 443 million days of school every year due to preventable water-related illnesses and 31% of schools don’t have access to clean water and good sanitation. Clean water and basic sanitation can save around 16,000 lives a week, can decrease poverty rates, can allow more children to attend school and receive an education and allow women and girls to start their own businesses, improve their homes and be in charge of their future.

Facts & Stats Facts & Stats
  • In developing countries, 80% of illnesses can be traced back to poor water and sanitation
  • Contaminated water can contain E.coli, salmonella, cholera and dysentery, which cause symptoms like diarrhea and vomiting
  • A child dies every two minute due to infections caused from lack of safe water and unclean environments
  • 1 in 3 people lack access to a decent toilet
  • Diarrhea kills more children than AIDS, malaria and measles combined. It causes severe dehydration, especially in vulnerable children, leading to possible death
  • 88% of the diarrhea-associated deaths are due to unsafe water and poor sanitation and hygiene
SDG in Action SDG in Action

Your impact donation is helping to achieve the below Sustainable Development Goals developed by the United Nations.

  • SDG3 Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG6 Clean Water and Sanitation


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charity: water

We bring clean and safe drinking water to rural and poor communities in developing countries, as contaminated water kills more people than all forms of violence, including war. We have funded over 51,000 water projects and impacted over 11 million people in 28 countries by providing long-lasting water and sanitation services and establishing Water Committees to ensure the water point's long-term survival and sustainability. 100% of our donations go directly to building water points and ensuring everyone in the world has access to clean and safe drinking water.

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🇪🇹 Ethiopia

Assist in Providing Clean Water to a Community in a Developing Country

🇪🇹 Ethiopia

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