Our Safe Water Projects support rural communities in developing nations with no access to clean water sources. Communities either consume unsafe water, which results in a high prevalence of waterborne diseases; or purify water, usually by boiling it over open fires. Such communities rely on wood fuel as their affordable energy source for boiling for purification. This process produces hazardous household air pollution as well as releasing potent carbon dioxide emissions.
We work with our technicians to rehabilitate and/or install water points in disrepair or distribute water treatment units. To ensure the sustainability of the vital water supply, our projects support the formation of Water Resource Committees at the community level to receive training in minor water point maintenance and management and W.A.S.H (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) to raise awareness of sustainable water point use and household level hygiene.