Tsunami Relief: Safe Drinking Water in Sri Lanka

by Acumen Fund

Summary

Provide up to 50 water purification and disinfection systems for immediate tsunami relief and for long-term rebuilding efforts in Sri Lanka.
$244,591
total raised
296
donors
0
monthly donors
10
years active

Challenge

Roughly 604,000 displaced survivors are being housed in temporary camps or shelters. Clean, safe drinking water is in short supply, and is being provided via unsustainable measures. Water purification and disinfection systems are needed to address both immediate and long-term needs of the survivors.

Solution

WaterHealth International (WHI) is working with Sri Lankan partners to install 50 water purification systems for tsunami reconstruction efforts in hospitals, schools and relief settlements.

Long-Term Impact

50 schools, hospitals, and tsunami camps will be able to provide safe drinking water, often for the first time. Waterborne disease in tsunami-devastated areas will be reduced and the health of children and patients will be significantly improved.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.waterhealth.com
Jinasena Group
The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society
Rotary Clubs of Colombo and Colombo Regency
US Trade & Development Agency

Organization Information

Acumen Fund

Location: New York - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.acumenfund.org
Acumen Fund
Project Leader:
Katie Schmitz Fernandez
Lake Forest, CA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 296 donors like you, a total of $244,591 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.
   

Still want to help?

Find another project in Sri Lanka or in Health that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.