The Fordnagar Water Project

by Water.org

Summary

Enable the community of Fordnagar, Bangladesh to improve their health and use their time for economic development by building and maintaining a sustainable, safe water & sanitation system
$32,000
total goal
$26,250
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
11
years active

Challenge

Imagine thinking the water you drink is safe only to find out that it’s contaminated by arsenic. This is what has happened to the 1,500 residents of Fordnagar. Today, drinking water is collected from either contaminated unprotected sources of distant untainted wells. The water problems facing the community are further exacerbated by unhygienic practices, which contaminate their open sources. This has led to an increase in disease & illness, which has hit the children of Fordnagar the hardest.

Solution

10 new wells will be drilled for the community; each household will build a sanitary pit latrine. Local technicians, selected by the community, will be trained to operate & maintain it. A local water committee will oversee project.

Long-Term Impact

1,500 people will receive access to safe, adequate water & sanitation. The community will have ownership of the project & will create systems for its maintenance & upkeep.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.water.org
The Water Crisis in Bangladesh
The Water Crisis

Organization Information

Water.org

Location: Kansas City, Missouri - USA
Website: http:/​/​water.org
Water.org

Funded Project!

Thanks to 3 donors like you, a total of $5,750 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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