HOW IS THE MONEY USED?
In many communities, natural springs exist where water flows from cracks in rocky ground or hillsides. Springs provide constant water year-round, but that doesn’t mean it's safe. When left open the springs become contaminated by surface substances, animal and human waste, and rain run-off. The simple solution is to protect the source.
But it's not just about building new structures - the Water Project also helps to fund vital hygiene and sanitation training and the implementation of committees.
"I know the hygiene training has changed my life and I pray that all the people in the community will have learned one thing. Keeping our environment clean is vital to living a long and healthy life."
"The management of the water point has been handed over to the water user committee, which is made up of members elected by their peers. The money collected will be used for repairs after sixth months. The community may also choose to raise money for other purposes as well such as community activities and issues."