Thanks to you, this community now has access to clean and safe drinking water. They've also been trained by our local partners on safe hygiene practices and basic maintenance of their water project. Each family using the new water source contributed toward their project's construction -- a small fee, but one that helps instill a sense of personal ownership for the project. Each family will continue to pay a small amount to use the water; the community will save this money for any necessary maintenance and repairs.
Note: We wanted to show you that this community is serious about keeping their project safe, clean and functioning for years to come. They built a fence on their own initiative, to prevent animals from contaminating the area and to show ownership of their new water source.
Note: You may be wondering why there are so many different stands for this community, and we’re happy to say that this gravity fed system was able to provide many stands with running water in this community. This decreases the distance women and children are required to walk in order to have access to clean safe drinking water.
Note: You may have noticed that some of the timestamps on the photos are from a few months back. Our partners visit water projects (and snap photos) throughout the 18-21 months of construction. We thought you'd like to see as much of your project as possible, so we included all the photos we could!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.
Nepal is known for its beautiful Himalayan mountains, deep valleys and richly flowing streams-- but many of its water sources are contaminated by naturally-occuring arsenic. Half of the kids living here are underweight; 60% of childhood deaths are due to malnutrition, which is exacerbated by dirty drinking water. Sanitation is also a major concern as almost two-thirds of the population lives without toilets.
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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