Thanks to you, this community now has access to clean and safe drinking water through the construction of a mechanized, solar-powered piped system. A piped system consists of a mechanized borehole, which uses solar power or conventional electricity to power a submersible pump. Water is fed into an overhead storage tank and piped via gravity to multiple tap stands in communities. There are usually multiple faucets located on each individual tap stand.
Additionally, our local partners trained community health workers and local leaders to disseminate positive hygiene and household sanitation messages to their respective community members. Each family using the new water project contributed to their project's construction - a small fee, but one that helps instill a sense of personal ownership for the project. Families will continue to pay a small amount to use the water. The community will save this money for any necessary maintenance and repairs.
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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