Printer Friendly

Provide clean water.

PWH20

One in six people do not have access to even the most basic requirement of life: clean water. Every 14 seconds a person dies from a water-borne disease such as dysentery, typhoid and cholera. Women and children spend hours a day fetching water, leaving little time for school or work. PWS&D partners are working to improve access to clean water in many ways. Special machinery drills deep boreholes (35+m) in remote communities. Large tanks collect rainwater from the roofs of schools and houses. Water is trucked in to camps for refugees. Workshops educate communities on hygiene and waterborne diseases.

$128 trains one person in borehole care and maintenance in Malawi

$4,000 helps construct a rainwater tank in Tanzania

$3,000-$10,000 helps drill a borehole in a remote village or following an emergency *

* Note: the depth of the well, the cost of geophysical studies and drilling, and the number of training and water sanitation workshops required can significantly affect the cost per well.
COPYRIGHT 2006 Presbyterian Record
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2006 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Alternative Giving * Create Giving * Meaningful Giving
Publication:Presbyterian Record
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 2006
Words:168
Previous Article:Educate a child.
Next Article:Invest in a business, invest in life.
Topics:


Related Articles
Water as a weapon of war. (Other Voices).
How about hydrogen?
The Worker Protection Standard: are you ready for an inspection?
How will you cope in a clean-energy world? It's certainly not too early for finance executives to start thinking about the impact of renewable energy...

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters