Sanitation & Safe Water Supply
The World Health Organization estimates that 780 million people depend on water from unsafe sources—rivers, lakes, and shallow wells—that have human or animal waste (like poop, or “feces”), chemicals, and other things that contaminate their water. About one billion more people use water from improved sources—like pipes, taps, or covered wells—that are not safe to drink without treatment. Because water sources may be far from home, many people must move water long distances and store it in their homes.
Unclean hands or dirty containers have been shown to contaminate water during transport and storage. Drinking unsafe water can lead to sickness and death. As of 2012, an estimated 801,000 children under 5 years old die of diarrhea each year— that’s more than 2,200 deaths a day.
many people in the developing world do not have water available in or near their homes. They must travel to a water source, like a stream or well, to collect water and carry it home. Often, women and girls must walk several miles to and from the water source—a process that may take several hours. People use a variety of containers to carry water, like plastic buckets, clay pots, reused plastic jugs, and even hollowed-out bamboo poles. If the containers are dirty or the water is touched by unclean hands, the water may become contaminated.
Safe Water projects
Household water treatment to make unsafe water safe to drink
Providing them with Safe water storage to keep treated water safe from recontamination
Raising awareness to behaviour change activities to help the communities improve their hygiene and use the Safe Water.
Assisting the community storing water after they have collects water at the source and will be he store until it is used. Like water transport containers, storage containers can look very different and be made from different materials.