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.
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.
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.
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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Water Crisis in Bangladesh
Pallabi Slum Community Description
WaterPartners' Track Record