Note: There is no picture of flowing water for this project, but rest assured it is working. Many of our projects are in remote areas and it can be difficult for our implementing partners to visit every single water point at the exact time that water is being collected. In these instances, our partners take the best photo that they can.See how we tied your Dollars to Projects
We publish a project when we've approved a final report from our partners and made sure your project is working for the best of the community.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is located in sub-Saharan Africa. It's the second largest country in Africa and populated by over 200 ethnic groups with nearly as many languages. It's been the stage for violent political conflicts for decades, and while the child mortality rate for kids under five years old is dropping across Central Africa, the DRC lags behind. <br />charity: water has been working in the DRC since 2008. Our 186 projects, mostly piped systems, serve more than 56,024 people with clean, safe drinking water.
These are the GPS coordinates of your project, plotted in Google Maps. A GPS (Global Positioning System) coordinate is the exact latitude and longitude of any given point on the Earth’s surface. charity: water uses GPS coordinates to record the location of each water project we fund. Please note: there are many of different formats for GPS. We use degree decimal format.
This is the population of the community that has access to your water project.
The water technologies we fund depend on the region's water availability, culture and economic conditions. Our partners survey each site and meet with the communities to determine the best solution. This community received a tap stand connected to a large scale system providing water to many tap stands.
This is the cost of the water project you funded. Costs vary by country and by project type, and depend on a wide range of variables such as the local cost of fuel and cement at the time your project was built. This project’s cost includes any hygiene training or community maintenance models for the project’s sustainability.
charity: water works with partners in the field to build and implement water projects. Our partners have years of experience. They know the land, the people, the culture and the most appropriate water technology for each area of work. They report this data from the field to help us provide proof of your completed project(s).
This ID is how we track your project in our system.
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