Tsunami Relief: Safe Drinking Water in Sri Lanka

by Acumen Fund


Provide up to 50 water purification and disinfection systems for immediate tsunami relief and for long-term rebuilding efforts in Sri Lanka.

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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.


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).


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
Katie Schmitz Fernandez
Project Leader:
Katie Schmitz Fernandez
Lake Forest, CA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 295 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.

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