Thanks to you, this community now has access to clean and safe drinking water right in their homes. Additionally, our local partners trained community health workers and local leaders to spread positive hygiene and household sanitation messages to their respective community members.
Before a community qualifies to receive taps in every home, the entire community must be declared open defecation free by the local government.
Each family contributed toward their water 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 maintain access to clean water in their homes. The community will save this money for any necessary maintenance and repairs.
Fees weren't the only contribution the community gave towards this water project. Community members helped build the central water towers seen in the project photos.
Members of this community, especially the women and girls, used to walk up to two hours to collect water for their families. The water wasn't safe to drink and often made people sick. Thanks to your help, they are now walking significantly less every day to collect water. Most importantly, the water they bring home each day is safe enough to drink.
Note: The number of people being served by this piped system is lower than you might expect. The number of people living in a household varies between communities. However, our local partner served every single household in this community with three taps: one in the kitchen, one in the toilet, and one in the shower.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.
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.
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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