NO MORE WATER CRISIS
Why water Crisis
“Access to clean water and sanitation not only improves quality of life, but also brings tangible health and economic benefits and contributes to poverty reduction. The UN estimates that Sub-Saharan Africa alone loses 40 billion potential work hours per year collecting water. The rate of return on spending on water and sanitation can exceed other public investments such as infrastructure, transport, health or education” Euro Water Project President in 2021
And now we can solve the water Crisis in Africa
water for health
663 million people globally lack access to safe water supply sources with 350 million people in Africa alone affected everyday. The health implications are staggering. 2 million people die every year due to water-borne diarrheal diseases, most of them children under the age of 5.
water for education
Water scarcity in Africa prevents many young children, especially girls, from attending school and receiving an education as they are expected to aid their mothers in water retrieval and household chores.
water for women & girls
Women and girls are disproportionally burdened by scarcity of clean drinking water. In most African societies, women are seen as the collectors, managers, and guardians of water for household chores like cooking, washing, and child rearing.
our approach to the community.
WHAT WE STAND FOR
We are primarily focused on getting sustainable clean water, hygiene and sanitation to marginalized communities in remote regions of sub-Saharan Africa
The Knowledge to Save Lives through safe clean water is our goal
Unsafe water inhibits Economic Growth.
Through further research, we began to understand that unsafe water effects more than just education. Health concerns place a disproportionate amount of pressure on a government whose resources are already limited when dealing with such problems. Unsafe water severely inhibits the economic growth of a country because time that could be better used towards producing goods for sale is unavailable due to illness or fetching water from contaminated water sources located miles away. In Africa alone, people spend over 40 billion hours every year, walking for water. Poverty is directly related to the accessibility of clean drinking water- without it, the chances of breaking out of the poverty trap are extremely slim.
The social and economic consequences of unsafe water penetrate into realms of education, opportunities for gainful employment, physical strength and health, agricultural and industrial development, and thus the overall productive potential of a community, nation, and/or region. Because of this, the UN estimates that Sub-Saharan Africa alone loses 40 billion potential work hours per year collecting water.
The issue of water scarcity prevents many young children, especially girls, from attending school and receiving an education. They are expected to not only aid their mothers in water retrieval, but to also help with the demands of household chores that are made more time-intensive because of a lack of readily available water.
WHAT DOES WATER MEAN TO YOU?
Water means different things to different people. This year’s conversation is about what water means to YOU. This is our driving agenda for the year