Thanks to you, this village has not only received access to clean drinking water; they’ve also received hygiene education and training on how to maintain the project for years to come. Each family using the new water source contributed between $0.03 and $0.06 towards project construction; a small fee, but one that instills personal ownership of the project. Families will continue to pay between $0.03 and $0.06 each month to cover the costs of maintaining the project.
Women and children here used to walk up to two hours to collect water for their families. Even then, each family member had to make do with just five liters of water per day for drinking, bathing, cooking and everything else. The water was not safe to drink and often made people sick. Thanks to your help, people here are walking significantly less every day to collect water. On average, they’re less than 15 minutes from their water project, which means each family now can use up to 15 liters per person per day! And most importantly, the water they bring home each day is also safe enough to drink.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.
Peace has returned to Ethiopia after decades of fierce famine, drought, political instability and war. Still, 58% of the rural population lacks access to clean 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 hand-dug well because the region has a high water table, therefore water can be reached by hand-digging. The community usually contributes time and labor, sometimes digging up to 50 feet by hand under the supervision of skilled masons to reach water. Hand-dug wells usually take up to three months to complete.
Even the best solutions can experience problems. Previously-built water projects can be rendered unusable due to lack of maintenance, environmental conditions, or other extenuating circumstances. When this happens, our local partners look to rehabilitate broken solutions whenever possible, saving both time and money. We also invest in new maintenance models so the communities can prevent future breakdowns. The end result is a restored water point that brings clean water back to the community.
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).
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