Nearly 800 million people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water. Over 3 million people die every year from water related diseases. Diseases and illness from unsafe water and time spent walking take time away from school, work, and raising a family. Women and children usually have the duty of collecting water. If a water source is built in their community, the women can pursue their own goals and children can have the opportunity to get an education. Water projects create jobs for locals and contribute to community prosperity, health, and development.
It turns out that how we work on water projects is really important. It is neither scalable nor sustainable to give a village a source of clean water if it can be depleted in a month’s time. We believe that there is a better way to solve the problem. The solution to the water crisis exists in the development of rural communities in parts of the world that are suffering today. This means that we need to focus on educating and empowering the people local to these areas. We want to provide these people with the knowledge and skills to build their own equipment and find and treat their own water. We don't want this to be a secret! We want these people to pass this information on to other communities and younger generations.