Blue Planet Network

Our mission is to exponentially increase the impact of safe drinking water programs for people around the world. Beyond health, accessing clean drinking water is the critical first step for communities to rise out of poverty, to gain education, and to ensure economic and political stability. Our goal is to enable safe drinking water for 200,000,000 people in the next 20 years and we need your help.
Jul 10, 2014

You're invited to follow progress in Honduras with Blue Planet Network!

We have a few updates for you! 
 
Firstly, thank you again for supporting Blue Planet Network member, Pure Water for the World and their crucial water systems for schools across Trojes, Honduras. The implementation of the project began in May 2014 and was completed in late September 2014. The project will continually be monitored on Blue Planet Network here for the best chance to ensure long-term functioning. While our fundraising term for this project on our GlobalGiving page has come to a close, we welcome you to follow Pure Water for the World online here and to visit their projects tracked on Blue Planet Network here. Pure Water for the World will continue their due diligence and update their projects via Blue Planet Network’s award-winning monitoring and knowledge sharing programs as described here.
 
We welcome you to support other Blue Planet Network member projects on our general GlobalGiving page here. We hold funding rounds for our peer approved member projects of which your funds will support.
 
Once again, your donation made through GlobalGiving is supporting the construction of bio-sand filters for drinking water and latrines, deworming medicine, and hygiene education for schools across the Trojes region.
 
Schools will become a safe haven. Children will attend school more regularly and the attendance of young girls will increase. Overall, children and families will spend less time sick or in the hospital and away from their school and community. Children will learn hygiene skills that they can practice long-term and continually share with their families. Put simply - children will move from merely surviving to thriving in their community.
 
As we say at Blue Planet Network - Water is Life. Pass it on.
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Apr 18, 2014

Stories of Blue Planet Network - See our new videos!

Meera Hira-Smith of Project Well
Meera Hira-Smith of Project Well

What's the common thread among these interviews? 

Sabore Ole Oyie, Dr. Meera Hira-Smith, John Nguyen, Dave Meader, Rudi Dundas, Jin Zidell and Lisa Nash recognize that it's unconscionable to allow 768 million people without safe drinking water to fend for themselves. As a result, each of these individuals have chosen to become part of the solution. Our members profiled above work in different regions and specialize in sustainable techniques of project implementation, but they all come to Blue Planet Network with the shared values and commitment to being a part of something bigger.

Blue Planet Network helps connect over 100 water implementers, funders, and grassroots communities through our innovative online platform and award-winning programsWe allow our members to track and manage their projects online and help them to continually monitor and analyze project milestones for long-term success. We work hard to meet the demands of our members so they can design longer-lasting, evidence-based programs and serve even more people in needTogether, with your support, we will continue to provide the online tools and programs that drive sustainable water and sanitation projects and bring disadvantaged people out of survival mode and into the world of opportunity.

Please read about all of our members and their project data being tracked and shared on Blue Planet Network.

Thank you so much for choosing to support Blue Planet Network and our member water projects here on GlobalGiving.

 

Sabore Ole Oyie of Sabore
Sabore Ole Oyie of Sabore's Well
John Nguyen of East Meets West
John Nguyen of East Meets West
Rudi Dundas of Drop by Drop
Rudi Dundas of Drop by Drop
Dave Meader of SV2
Dave Meader of SV2

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Mar 26, 2014

Meet the people and process behind clean water for Trojes!

Family - still of video produced by Craig Downing
Family - still of video produced by Craig Downing

Click here and meet the real people, challenges and process behind clean water for Trojes, Honduras!

  • Did you know that 70% of households in Trojes do not have access to safe water? Instead they use water directly from the highly contaminated river nearby.
  • Did you know that 1/2 of the population of Trojes does not even have a toilet? This leads to open defecation which directly pollutes the drinking water supply. 
  • Did you know that workers in Trojes survive on less than $1 a day?

The good news is that, thanks to you and your donation to Blue Planet Network's member Pure Water for the World, these statistics are improving. Through this campaign you are supporting Pure Water for the World's main objective to improve health by reducing the instances of diarrhea across schools in Trojes.

Pure Water for the World engages in simple and sustainable local latrine and filter construction coupled with community hygiene and health education in order to empower Trojes and lift the region out of poverty. Through the video link above you can see first-hand the 4-step process of planning, implementation, construction and health follow-up. You will see demonstrations of how contaminated, murky water is effectively cleaned through simple concrete filters filled with sand, gravel and pvc piping to produce between 5 and 15 gallons of safe water per hour. Most anyone can operate these filters. We don't need rocket science to change people's lives. Long-term success in health and water systems in Trojes is being made possible through the building of community ownership and applying simply, cost-effective technology that is routinely maintained.

What makes Pure Water for the World such a valuable Blue Planet Network member is that they take the critical steps of identifying challenges and continue to monitor the success of solutions. For example, in the video you will learn about community education, how local terrain and road conditions affect transportation of resources, and the need for follow-up anti-parasitic medicine.

What's more is that Pure Water for the World substantiates their process and challenges by:

This transparency and willingness to critically analyze their work increases their effectiveness and helps everyone learn with them.

Pure Water for the World has built 200 latrines in Trojes to date and has helped more than 120,000 people in Honduras and El Salvador. But we can't stop there. There are 198 villages in Trojes, yet Pure Water for the World has only reached 36 so far.

We invite you to continue your work for Trojes by listening and sharing the testimonials of success.

Thank you so much!

Video and all images here produced by Craig Downing for Pure Water for the World. 

Still of video produced by Craig Downing
Still of video produced by Craig Downing
Still of video produced by Craig Downing
Still of video produced by Craig Downing
Still of video produced by Craig Downing
Still of video produced by Craig Downing
Still of video produced by Craig Downing
Still of video produced by Craig Downing
Still of video produced by Craig Downing
Still of video produced by Craig Downing
Still of video produced by Craig Downing
Still of video produced by Craig Downing

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