Clean Water 
for Children 
in Rwanda

Let's make it happen

 
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884 million
 

people do not have  clean water at home

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31%

of Schools do not have clean water

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Every $1

invested in water and toilets returns an average of $4 in increased productivity

 

We have to act NOW

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In Rwanda,  43% of the population have no access to safe drinking water within 30 minutes of their home.

 

Even when there is water available nearby, it is often unsafe to drink. In Africa the second biggest cause of death for infants under five years old is Diarrhea.

Because children have to spend a lot of time collecting water, this deprivation also keeps them from spending more time and focusing at school.

 

Especially young girls usually leave school to gather water for the family. This creates a discrepancy in opportunities for education and further impacts future work opportunities.

 

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In Africa, diarrhoeal diseases are the leading causes of preventable sickness and death among children. The symptoms associated lead to deprivation of essential nutrients required for growth and malnutrition.

 

Our Contribution

Together with our partner SPOUTS of Water, we aim to have a sustainable impact throughout the following three dimensions:

Implementing Water Filters: The Purifaaya XL, designed for institutions, contains 65 litres and includes a stand. We can use $83 to cover the cost of providing clean water to a classroom of up to 50 students, which will expand our impact in the local community and bring the mindset of using clean water to more people.

Raising Awareness: Through our diverse background, we aim to raise awareness within the local community about the health issues related to unclean drinking water. We also want to conduct training during our on-site work time beneficiaries to ensure the proper usage and maintenance of the water filters.

Financial Stability: By providing ceramic purifiers, we reduce burned wood from domestic consumption by 2.0 tons of wood/filter/year. By utilizing the environmental impact through the sale of carbon credits we aim to make the project self-sufficient.

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Make the change with us