WATER IS THE KEY
THAT OPENS DOORS TO THE FUTURE
We evoke change by providing access to clean water, sanitation and income-generating opportunities while partnering with communities on a platform of empowerment, self-reliance, and sustainability.
Creating access to clean water is the vital first step, but that is only the beginning.
We work hard to create sustainable projects that equip and empower
individuals using new water as the platform.
EVERY COMMUNITY PROJECT WE DO INCORPORATES THE FOLLOWING PILLARS:
A group of new community leaders is formed who become the guardians of the project. They are trained over a month to build self-reliance and ensure sustainability.
We train over the course of 2 months, but our partnership is long term. We train Committee members in Operations & Maintenance of the well, Hygiene & Sanitation, Women's Health, Sustainability of the project, and Agriculture techniques and innovations.
All wells are placed in the schools. This is a clean, safe, and reliable water source for the entire community to use. Wells are drilled by big machines reaching depths of 30-100m and fixed with a manual hand pump.
We include private feminine hygiene rooms into all our Sanitation Centers. A complete sanitation center is constructed at the school with boys / girls / teachers latrines, feminine hygiene rooms and a hand-wash station.
A comprehensive strategy is done to eliminate open defecation in the community - thus greatly improving overall health.
A 12,000 sq/ft garden is built in the school providing food security and income generation. This is a working garden that generates income to benefit the school, community and the sustainability of the well- and aims to inspire individuals to replicate in their home gardens.
THIS IS SOLVABLE
Access to safe and reliable water
is not a reality for 663 million people.
Access to reliable, clean water doesn't just sustain life,
it is the key that opens the door to health, education, income, agriculture, empowerment and dignity.
Learn how water traps millions of people in poverty - and why our work focuses not simply on gaining access to this precious liquid, but how we use it to transform lives.
WHO WE ARE
We open the doors to better health, education, opportunity and empowerment-
while guiding people as they embrace it for the very first time.
WATER IS OUR ACCESS KEY.
We are dedicated to providing access to clean water, sanitation and income generation while partnering with communities to empower individuals with the tools - after water is available - to not simply survive, but THRIVE.
HOURS OF LIFE GIVEN BACK
Our impact over the last 7 years
- by the numbers
Hours that women have saved not walking to get water. Women used to spend an average of 6-8 hours per day finding water.
That time is now spent going to school, earning income, or taking care family.
Miles that women and girls have not been forced to walk in their previous reality without water. Their footpath was always forced to be the same, but now they walk freely towards a brighter future.
Women in 35 communities now wake up to a new day. It is no longer entirely consumed with the burden of finding water - rather the bright opportunity of pursuing their dreams.
THANKS TO YOU
we have achieved some great things
Have had been successfully completed with the Water Underground Model.
100% of all wells are functioning.
Have access water, and improved sanitation facilities throughout 35 communities.
Now have better learning environments in the school with water, sanitation, menstrual hygiene centers, and agriculture programs incorporated into curriculum.
Have continued their schooling into Secondary School - where 7th grade would have been the normal end of their school experience.
Majority women, have emerged and been given a voice and responsibility that allows them to guide their community towards development.
The amount of hours, on average, that each woman has saved per year now that they don't have to fetch water - and can pursue other income activities.
There has been a 30% average increase in attendance rates, and a 36% increase in enrollment.
REDUCTION IN DISEASE
Cases of diarrheal diseases and ailments caused by a lack of access to clean water and poor hygiene have been dramatically reduced.
YOU HAVE THEY KEYS.
The keys to opening the doors of life are in your pocket.
We need your help.
Here is how you can make a difference,
and change someone's life forever.
100% of your donation goes directly to the field.
Our running costs are covered separately.
We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
meaning that your donation is entirely tax deductible.
When you donate, 100% goes directly to the field to solve the issue you care about. Our running costs are covered separately.
We direct your money to specific projects and prove it to you. You receive content to know exactly where your donation has gone.
We are committed to creating sustainable projects so that your dollar goes even further.