Water is the basic foundation of a community and without it, families struggle to meet their most basic needs. Many walk hours to collect it and often times the water they find is not safe to drink. By building gravity-driven aqueducts in rural communities we are taking a huge step in breaking the poverty trap while bringing empowerment, health, and opportunity to locals.
To construct a gravity-driven aqueduct, our engineers first identify a clean water source at a higher elevation than the community that can support the population's water consumption needs even during the dry season. From there, gravity pushed clean water down a pipe system to every home in the community.
Our projects aren't ours - they belong to the benefitting community, and are ultimately their lasting responsibility. To ensure that water is flowing long after construction of the project is complete, we invest in forming strong Water Committees in each community we work in. These local leaders are equipped with the skills to prepare for community-led construction of the projects, and maintain healthy water systems.
22,000 people with clean water.