charity: water projects at schools like this one use clean water as a catalyst to improve the overall health of kids and the surrounding community. That means each school project includes a water source, but also hygiene training, a handwashing station and toilets for the students.
Girls in developing countries miss up to a week of class each month, or even drop out of school, when they hit puberty because they don’t have a private place to use the bathroom or wash at school. charity: water invests in separate latrines for girls and boys to ensure privacy and maintain dignity for students. Improved sanitation (toilets) alone can reduce the likelihood of waterborne diseases by 32%. And private latrines built at schools not only improve health; they have been shown to increase attendance, especially among girls (World Health Organization). Read why latrines are so important to Khadija from Bangladesh here.
Note: You might be wondering why we put a photo of a door in your report. We include it because this village is serious about maintaining their project and keeping it clean. They built a fence and a door on their own accord, to keep animals out and to show ownership of their new water source.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 drilled well. A professional team drilled deep into the earth to reach fresh underground aquifers, then capped the well with a hand pump. Drilled wells reach water that is inaccessible by hand-digging, and usually yield more water than hand-dug wells. They are also more expensive to implement because of gas costs required to drive heavy machinery to the drill site.
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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