Supporting Household with Clean Water
It has been our desire to work with you in supporting families/household access safe clean drinking water. Water is a fundamental human need. It is believed that everyone is able to access safe clean drinking water at any point in the community. That each person on Earth requires at least 20 to 50 litres of clean, safe water a day for drinking, cooking, and simply keeping themselves clean. Millions of people are not able to access clean water and even many just accessing this important commodity is a big struggle. True that polluted water isn’t just dirty—it’s deadly. Tens of millions of people particularly children are seriously sickened by a host of water-related ailments—many of which are easily preventable.
In our implementation period, The Ngao Foundation just learned that Education suffers when sick children miss school. Economic opportunities are routinely lost to the impacts of rampant illness and the time-consuming processes of acquiring water where it is not readily available. Children and women bear the brunt of these burdens.
In Kangemi, water runs into the taps only three days a week coupled with frequent shortages. Households store water in plastic containers and/or any form available and convenient to the individual household. During water shortage, women are out looking for this commodity and it doesn’t matter the quality or the source of the water at this point. Against this backdrop, The Ngao Foundation has installed three big water storage tanks plus a complete water Ultra filtration system to continuously provide safe clean water to the community.
Our target is to serve the community with 20 litres bottles and water dispensing hand press pumps with the aim of reaching 2000 households. So far, we have managed to serve 60 households, this means it is just the beginning of the journey to reach our expected target. Most of the households we served have maintained the spirit of taking safe clean drinking water by refilling at our water refilling station at affordable price of $ 0.5. Since we started distributing the water bottles and the water dispensing hand press pumps the rate of water refilling by the households has increased within the past 3 weeks.
This project has a big potential of remaining sustainable. The uptake of refilling water by the families that already received the water bottles and water hand press pumps is overwhelming every other week. It is a challenge for us now to get more water bottles and water hand press pump to families for them to get safe clean drinking water. We appeal for your help. $15 will get one family a water bottle and a water hand press pump.
Distributing Water bottles and hand press pump
Helping a woman get water to her head
Distribution of water bottles and Water hand press
Women collecting water after demonstration and tra