Water

"Where you live should not determine whether you live, or whether you die."

Bono

 

"Thousands have lived without love, not one without water."

W. H. Auden

 

Rwandan boy collecting street water

Rwandan boy collecting street water

This should not be anyone's supply of drinking water and especially not a child's.

 

I think we can all imagine what it would be like to not have running water. I've watched children, mom's with babies on their back carry heavy 'jerry' cans of water for miles and that barely met the family's basic needs. I also believe most of the world fully understands the lack of and need for water in rural areas like Cyanika.

  • Unimproved drinking water is at 38% for the population living in rural areas.
  • Major infectious diseases have a very high risk in rural areas and are attributed to food and waterborne diseases
Butete School, Water Tank

Butete School, Water Tank

Our first water project was a 10,000 liter tank at the Butete School in Cyanika. The children now have clean drinking
water and water to wash their hands.

 

Water Catchment for Individual Family

Water Catchment for Individual Family

Our first roof top rain water collection tank on a family's home.

 

 

 

This was a start, but the need was so much bigger! We clearly saw that going house by house wouldn't work!