In Kolkata, water is available. However, it is typically contaminated with high levels of E. coli and other disease-causing pathogens. Children are disproportionally affected by water-borne diseases, but all child deaths caused by water-related illness are preventable. There IS a solution.
Splash believes that all children should have clean water and access to life-changing health and hygiene education. Our goal is to provide quality water filtration for every public school, orphanage, children's hospital and shelter in Kolkata. Essential to Splash's strategic focus in Kolkata is this: It is one of the few, large cities where success can catalyze replication in other large cities country wide. This is why we are centered in Kolkata; intent on proving scale in 3,000 sites.
Your support will: reduce illness and days of school missed; improve health and, thereby, greatly increase each child's chance to fulfill his or her maximum potential; impact the entire community when children take clean water and healthy behaviors home and; in many cases, give the larger community access to our free, clean water.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).