Bringing drinking water to a remote settlement will save children's lives and keep girls in school. It also will free up women's time, enabling them to pursue new opportunities and improve their lives and the lives of their families.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Villagers in Onura, mostly women and girls, must walk many kilometers every single day to collect every drop of water. This prevents many girls from going to school and many women from having enough time to earn a decent living. Most of the water they collect-from stagnant ponds, marshes, or ditches-is contaminated with parasites and bacteria. Unsafe water frequently kills children because their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery, and other water-borne disease.
How will this project solve this problem?
Our Onura Water Project will fund the installation of two hand pumps, two stable wells, and a pipe delivering drinking water from free-flowing mountain springs. Each pump will provide 240 households (1,560 people total) with water from a new well.
Potential Long Term Impact
More children will live. Women and girls will no longer spend up to 4 hours a day gathering water. When women have more time to grow food and start businesses and girls can go to school, this will ripple to lift the entire community out of poverty.
Total Funding Received to Date: $17,510
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $17,510 . The original project funding goal was $17,470.