Our project aims to support safe drinking water to the underprivileged coastal communities in Bangladesh. Thirsty people will get access to clean drinking Water with your support through Solar Pond Sand and Filter (SPSF), Bio Sand Filter (BSF) and Desalination system along with education program for easy access to drinking water among the villagers.
Pond and rain water is the main source of drinking water for the coastal people of Bangladesh because they can't collect ground water due to salinity so drinking water scarcity is an alarming problem for those people and it is turning brackish and saline gradually. Climate Change exacerbating the situation due to sea level rise, lack of rainfall in summer and winter, high rate of evaporation and various disastrous events like cyclone and storm surge, reduced the up-steam water flow etc.
We excavated three ponds and established Solar Pond Sand and Filter. 4594 villagers have been getting water from those systems but the water quality is not up to the mark; because, salinity is injecting into the pond, during dry season the amount of water reduced due to evaporation. We will make those ponds as big rainwater preserver tank; cover those ponds for reducing evaporation, support Bio Sand Filter and install desalination system to ensure villagers access to clean water.
This project will help to the community to get access to clean water and improve their health and wellbeing. It will reduce the walking distance of the women and they will be able to do more works for their family purposes. Social security of those women will be increased. Water born diseases will be reduced and it will directly reduce the healthcare cost of the villagers who would otherwise become ill from contaminated water which is directly linked with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).