Each deep borehole well costs $45,000 to install. Just one can serve up to 7,500 people. That’s $6 per person. Six dollars can save a life, send a child to school, and return countless hours.
For an issue with impact this broad, every contribution counts: every dollar, every drop.
to provide water access to one person
to provide water access to one household
to save 35,000 hours spent on retrieval
to prevent a 181,440 mile jerrycan carry
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Water scarcity limits millions of people in the developing world in ways you might not imagine.
Women are primarily responsible for retrieving water, and often have to bring their children. Reducing the distance to a water source by just 15 minutes results in a 12% increase in girls’ school attendance.
People living in Sub-Saharan Africa spend more than 40 billion hours per year retrieving water. Water access frees time to generate income.
With dependable access to ample drinking water, families can afford to farm.
Water-related diseases currently cause nearly 1 in 5 deaths of children under 5. It doesn’t have to be this way.
14 million Tanzanians lack access to safe water. Dig deep with us.