About this project
Nearly 1,000 children under age 5 die every day from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene. But World Vision believes the global water and sanitation crisis can be solved within our lifetimes. That's why we're focused on providing clean water and sanitation to every person in every community we work in, including the most vulnerable populations in the hardest-to-reach places. World Vision is providing clean water to one new person every 10 seconds!
Every child deserves clean water. It is not only a basic human right; it is also the essential building block of life that allows children and their communities to survive and flourish. 844 million people lack access to clean water 1/3 of the world's population (2.5 billion) lack access to improved sanitation Women and girls primarily carry the burden of fetching water and taking care of sick children, leaving girls out of school and women unable to pursue income generating activities.
H4BF brings lasting change to communities by helping to provide resources like; Boreholes powered by solar pumps, deep wells that supply safe water; storage containers for rainwater; piping systems to irrigate crops and improve access to clean water; purification equipment to treat water contaminated by bacteria and other disease carriers; hygiene education, and latrines and hand-washing stations to protect clean water sources and improve children's health.
By giving water, you can give life. Clean water and safe hygiene practices help restore health and free children from deadly, preventable diseases. It frees women and girls from a life spent gathering dirty, contaminated water. It saves livestock and farms. And it opens the door to education and a promising future. Our work succeeds because the model is sustainable, community-based, and community-owned. A recent study in Cameroon found that nearly 80% of our wells are high-functioning after 20 yrs.
Use of Proceeds
$30 provides six bags of cement to construct water basins
$100 purchases a custom-made protective metal well cover for safety
$250 constructs an elevated mounting platform for a water reservoir
$500 buys an integrated mounting system for 4 solar panels
$750 provides one solar panel to power the water pump
$1,000 purchases piping and materials for a gravity-fed irrigation system
$1,500 provides a 5000-liter reservoir for water storage
$2,000 repair 1 borehole for a community
$3,000 repair a catchment
$5,000 installs a solar pump and solar array system the provide water for over 800 inhabitants
$12,000 construct a new catchment that provide water for over 15000 inhabitant