Water is as much a prerequisite to life as breathing is. Without it, life on earth would cease to exist. Crops wouldn’t grow and people and communities would suffer.
Our H2Oath water campaign works to support communities gain access to safe water in both Asia and Africa. We provide clean water by assisting communities in installing handpumps, deep tube wells, and community solar pumps. Knowledgeable locals carry out these installations, and our in-country officers help carry out information sharing workshops. The facilities' maintenance is a task shared by the community committee, which oversees local water facilities. When donating to install a water facility, you pay for more than just drilling a hole and a pump installation. Instead, you contribute to the finances needed to form a committee and provide hygiene/sanitation training. This training ensures that the water facility remains functioning hygienically; without it, the community is exposed to various diseases.
We install four different types of water providing facilities. To understand their impact, we have outlined the potential of their reach below:
Handpumps are a family-based product, usually installed close to several homes. They aim to serve approximately five families (25 people) with low economic status.
Deep tube wells are installed in rural communities within communal areas. They aim to serve approximately 25 households (125 people).
Communal solar pumps are installed in communal buildings. These communal buildings include mosques, schools, and community centres. The pump aims to serve approximately 35 households (175 people).
Community wells within Africa are built within economically deprived communities. They aim to provide for up to two to three communities (100 families). This equates to approximately 500 people on average.