people do not have clean water at home
of Schools do not have clean water
invested in water and toilets returns an average of $4 in increased productivity
We have to act NOW
In Rwanda, 43% of the population have no access to safe drinking water within 30 minutes of their home.
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.
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.
In Africa, diarrhea 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.
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.