Splash

Our mission is simple: We clean water for kids. Safe drinking water is the most essential life-sustaining requirement. There is no substitute - not at any price. In this day and age, in such a plentiful world, clean water should no longer be the privilege of some, but the basic right of every child.
Oct 29, 2015

YOU are changing the story in Ethiopia

Clean water is good for drinking and playing!
Clean water is good for drinking and playing!

Addis Ababa is among the fastest growing urban areas in the world. Since 1970 the population has tripled in size. The United Nations believes that urban growth in Ethiopia will continue, projecting that by 2030, the total number of urban residents will rise from 13.9 million in 2010 to 28.4 million. This level of growth is always coupled with challenges, challenges that most directly affect the urban poor. It is estimated that over 80% of Addis’ population lives in slum districts with poor infrastructure and very limited access to adequate water and sanitation. Based on the JMP definition of improved sanitation facilities, urban coverage is at a staggeringly low rate of 29%. Water quality and scarcity are a real threat to the health and livelihood of residents in Addis Ababa, and that’s why Splash is here.

Thanks to caring people like you, the water crisis story in Addis Ababa is changing. With support from you and others, Splash has been able to get clean, safe water to over 16,000 kids a day. That number is growing. There is a lot of work left to be done, but know that Splash will work tirelessly until every child in every kindergarten and primary school in Addis Ababa has clean water and quality health and hygiene education.

Thank you for being a part of our team and making a difference. 

Every child deserves clean water.
Every child deserves clean water.
Oct 29, 2015

Clean Water for All Kids is Becoming Reality

We want clean water in every public school
We want clean water in every public school

Getting clean water to every public school, orphanage, children's hospital and shelter in Kolkata is a wild idea. Thanks to the generous support of caring people like you, Splash is making this dream a reality. Over 26,600 children in India are drinking clean, safe water today and we won't stop until we reach our goal of 750,000 kids. 

We understand that just providing clean water is not enough. Children have to be taught behaviors that help sustain healthy lifestyles. This is why Splash is committed to providing quality, fun health and hygiene education along with our filtration systems. The combination of behavioral change work and clean water is paying off as more children become aware of the importance of handwashing and take that education further into their communities.

Sr. Kartick Chandra Manna, the chairman of Sarva Shiksha Mission (SSM) in Kolkata, is one of Splash's partners in India. He says that "We see this as a beginning of a long term partnership towards ensuring the basic rights of children in accessing safe drinking water, proper sanitation and better hygiene practices. The Splash input will strengthen the efforts of the Sarva Shiksha Mission in providing clean drinking water, proper sanitation and a child friendly environment at schools as mandated through the Right to Education Act."

We couldn't do this without you. Thank you for making a difference in India!

Jul 22, 2015

The Work Goes on - Thanks to You!

Even amidst disaster, kids still have clean water.
Even amidst disaster, kids still have clean water.

Thanks to its core mission and long-term presence in Nepal, Splash is in the unique position to focus on true "recovery": filling a critical emergency gap (clean water today) while ensuring the sustainability of post-earthquake investments (clean water for years to come). Splash-Nepal is bridging the gap between short term aid and long term solutions.

Because of your generosity, the Splash-Nepal team was able to respond immediately to the water crisis caused by the earthquake. Your donation provided the resources needed to help us focus our relief efforts on three areas: 1.) observational assessments of all 171 Splash sites; 2.) immediate repair where possible; and 3.) community water distribution. We are thrilled to report that observational assessments of Splash sites were completed within four weeks of the first shock. The majority of the repair is also complete - as of July 1, 2015, 121 of our water projects are now fully functional.

There is still a long way to go to get Nepal back on its feet. The primary goal of the next phase of our work (recovery) is restoring all 171 Splash sites to functionality while supporting continued community water distribution at key locations.Thanks to your support, Splash is confident that the mission of clean water for kids is still possible. You are making a difference!  

Earthquake damage at a school Splash serves
Earthquake damage at a school Splash serves
Rajendra, on the Splash-Nepal team, makes repairs
Rajendra, on the Splash-Nepal team, makes repairs
 
   

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