Provide up to 50 water purification and disinfection systems for immediate tsunami relief and for long-term rebuilding efforts in Sri Lanka.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Roughly 604,000 displaced survivors are being housed in temporary camps or shelters. Clean, safe drinking water is in short supply, and is being provided via unsustainable measures. Water purification and disinfection systems are needed to address both immediate and long-term needs of the survivors.
How will this project solve this problem?
WaterHealth International (WHI) is working with Sri Lankan partners to install 50 water purification systems for tsunami reconstruction efforts in hospitals, schools and relief settlements.
Potential Long Term Impact
50 schools, hospitals, and tsunami camps will be able to provide safe drinking water, often for the first time. Waterborne disease in tsunami-devastated areas will be reduced and the health of children and patients will be significantly improved.
Total Funding Received to Date: $244,591
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 $244,591 . The original project funding goal was $250,000.