Provide clean water.
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.
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|Date:||Oct 1, 2006|
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