Safe Water and Latrines for Bangladeshi Slum

by Water.org

Summary

The children of the Pallabi slum are in danger every day -- not from guns, cars or war, but from the water they drink. This project helps these kids by giving them clean drinking water.
$24,750
total goal
$15,120
remaining
39
donors
0
monthly donors
11
years active

Challenge

More than 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water. Unsafe drinking water is the #1 killer of children under the age of 5, and delays economic development. In the Pallabi slum, the 4,000 residents often resort to retrieving daily water from illegal connections to the city’s water supply, construction sites, mosques, or contaminated drainage ditches. The lack of access to safe drinking water is compounded by poor hygiene habits and water-related diseases continue to rise.

Solution

Construct underground water reservoir with connections to Dhaka Water and Sewerage Authority water mains; hand pumps and drainage facilities; sanitation block with pit latrines; and septic tank.

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
Pallabi Slum Community Description
WaterPartners' Track Record

Organization Information

Water.org

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

Funded Project!

Thanks to 39 donors like you, a total of $9,630 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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