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Every cup of clean water matters!

1 in 10 people live without access to clean water. Today, you can give people a cup of drinking water through our WASH programs, which provide clean water, hygiene and sanitation to so many communities around the world.

 

Honduras Bio-sand Filters

This bio-sand filter is a plastic container that filters impurities out of water using layers of sand and gravel. In Honduras, we've installed over 700 bio-sand filters, which means over 700 families are now able to access clean drinking water. Without a bio-sand filter, families have to pay for weekly water deliveries that are often still unsafe for drinking. With a bio-sand filter, families can keep their children safe from waterborne illness. Both water and sanitation are essential for child health so we’re really excited about bringing this simple technology to help families in Honduras.

The cost of one biosand filter in Honduras is $250 CAD. 

Zimbabwe school wells

 

 

Zimbabwe Drilled Wells

In countries, like Zimbabwe, water is hiding deep below the earth. Drilled wells are the only option to provide clean drinking water.  A large truck with specialized drilling equipment is brought into the community where it bores through the layers of earth to access fresh water.

The cost of one drilled well in Zimbabwe is between $26,000 and $28,000 CAD. 

 

 

Bangladesh Tube Wells Family in rural Bangladesh drinking water

Tube wells are sunk deep into the ground to reach clean sources of water and are used in countries that are closer to sea-level, such as Bangladesh. In rural areas of Bangladesh most families collect water from local ponds, which are not clean and can carry waterborne illnesses. Some families have to travel such far distances to collect water that they miss work and have to choose between earning a daily income or having water to drink. Thanks to these tube wells, we can bring fresh water directly into small communities.

The cost of one tube well in rural Bangladesh is $2,500 CAD. 

 

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