Bring Safe Drinking Water to Bangladeshi Children

by Water.org

Summary

Imagine discovering the water your child drinks contains arsenic. This is what the community of Billi discovered. Help Billi build and maintain a water system and save their children’s lives.
$12,271
total raised
230
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

In Billi, the 512 households face an increasing water crisis. Severe drought over the past couple of years has severely depleted the water tables and most of the public water points run dry for 7 months a year. Other wells are contaminated with arsenic and are blocked from use. Families often resort to getting their drinking water from open, contaminated sources. These problems are further compounded by poor sanitation practices, leading to increased incidences of diseases and child mortality.

Solution

The project consists of constructing 20 new borehole wells with hand-pumps and drainage systems, and pit latrines for 512 households. Project also includes health education, community development and technical training.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

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

Water.org

Location: Kansas City, Missouri - USA
Website: http:/​/​water.org
Water.org
Project Leader:
Jessica Brooks
Donor Care Specialist
Kansas City, Missouri United States

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