Providing Safe Drinking Water for Poor Communities

by Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID)
Providing Safe Drinking Water for Poor Communities
Providing Safe Drinking Water for Poor Communities
Providing Safe Drinking Water for Poor Communities
Providing Safe Drinking Water for Poor Communities
Providing Safe Drinking Water for Poor Communities
Providing Safe Drinking Water for Poor Communities
Providing Safe Drinking Water for Poor Communities
Providing Safe Drinking Water for Poor Communities
Providing Safe Drinking Water for Poor Communities
Providing Safe Drinking Water for Poor Communities
Providing Safe Drinking Water for Poor Communities
Providing Safe Drinking Water for Poor Communities

Summary

AID-SL through the EMAS Technology adopted Self-made pump is a low-cost WASH technology concept, providing technical WASH facility implementation as well as training for local WASH technicians. The clients are the households or communities that invest in the technologies for water supply, sanitation and hygiene. The promoted low-cost Water Self-Supply technologies in Sierra Leone include a wide range of low-cost options such as hand drilled wells, rain water harvesting systems, household water.

$10,000
total goal
$9,121
remaining
6
donors
1
monthly donor
2
fundraisers
1
year

Challenge

Sierra Leone is currently off track on meeting the target of halving the percentage of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. Only 57% of the country's population have access to safe drinking water. 30% of all schools are without running water and 14% of all under 5 child deaths are due to diarrhea and other water related illnesses. Women and girls are particularly affected spending time and energy on water collection on daily basis.

Solution

AID-SL through the EMAS Technology adopted a low-cost self water supply technology concept, providing technical WASH facility implementation as well as training for local WASH technicians. The promoted low-cost Water Self-Supply technologies in Sierra Leone include a wide range of low-cost options such as hand drilled wells, rain water harvesting systems, household water. The presented water self-supply approach follows a do-it-yourself and an added value principal.

Long-Term Impact

AID-SL through the use of our Emmas Technology has been able to construct over 800 wells in various communities in rural areas. With the great impacts our intervention is making in addressing the growing water concerns of poor people, we are committed to reaching more communities as clearly articulated in our 2020 vision to reach up to 2,000 communities. AID-SL is also very determined to also export our Emmas Technological approach to other parts of Africa.

Resources

https:/​/​www.aidonline.org
https:/​/​www.aidonline.org/​photos-wash-activities/​

Organization Information

Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID)

Location: Aurora, Colorado - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @AIDforAfricans
Project Leader:
Benson Kandeh
Freetown, Western Area Sierra Leone
$879 raised of $10,000 goal
 
35 donations
$9,121 to go
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