Safe Water and Latrines for Bangladeshi Slum



The children of the Pallabi slum are in danger every day -- not from guns, cars or war, but from the water they drink. This project helps these kids by giving them clean drinking water.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

More than 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water. Unsafe drinking water is the #1 killer of children under the age of 5, and delays economic development. In the Pallabi slum, the 4,000 residents often resort to retrieving daily water from illegal connections to the city’s water supply, construction sites, mosques, or contaminated drainage ditches. The lack of access to safe drinking water is compounded by poor hygiene habits and water-related diseases continue to rise.

How will this project solve this problem?

Construct underground water reservoir with connections to Dhaka Water and Sewerage Authority water mains; hand pumps and drainage facilities; sanitation block with pit latrines; and septic tank.

Potential Long Term Impact

Accessible, clean water allows women and children time for other tasks such as attending school or planting a vegetable garden. Project acts as a catalyst for other community-driven projects.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $9,630

Funding Information

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 $9,630 .  The original project funding goal was $24,750.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Thanks to 39 donors like you, a total of $9,630 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Project Leader

Jessica Brooks

Donor Care Specialist
Kansas City, MO United States

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