Providing clean drinking water one community at a time
Through our partnerships, Our goal is to improve the lives of communities by working with trusted organizations who have demonstrated a sustained effort focused on improving citizens’ lives. Collaboration has taught us how to become better partners and help provide clean water solutions to meet communities’ specific needs.
The need for clean water is great in Northern Ghana, as the lack of reliable sources of clean drinking water and basic sanitation continues to have an impact on public health. Ghana’s water situation represents a daunting challenge, but it is one that can be overcome. We are working hard to provide Ghana’s people with the fresh, clean water they need to survive.
Finding a clean acceptable source of potable water in Haiti can be challenging. In the mountains of Haiti central water systems and bottled water are not available so many drink untreated water from springs. Water For The Global Community continues to form partnerships in Haiti with the goal to provide clean drinking water to as many communities as possible.
The water and sanitation situation in Nigeria is deplorable. Today, a full third of Nigerians lack basic access to water. A full two thirds of the country does not have basic access to sanitation. Along with these issues, the Boko Haram insurgency has only made things worse, dealing severe blows to Nigeria’s water and sanitation infrastructure. Water for the Global Community is looking to implement swift action to provide Nigerians with basic water access.
The situation in Kenya is very troubling. Less than sixty percent of Kenyan citizens have access to basic drinking water, while 32 million Kenyans do not have access to basic sanitation. It is reported that many of Kenya’s poor spend between two to three hours a day just fetching water. Water for the Global Community is committed to dramatically improving Kenya’s water and sanitation infrastructure.
The water and sanitation situation in Ethiopia is one of the worst in Sub-Saharan Africa. Less than half of Ethiopia’s people have access to improved water supplies, while only about one in five have access to adequate sanitation facilities. The unpredictable nature of Ethiopia’s weather compounds the health situation. In the past, frequent droughts have led to spikes in water-related diseases, while particularly heavy rains can both flood wells with contaminated water and provide mosquitoes with new breeding grounds. WFTGC stands ready to provide Ethiopia’s people with critical expertise to stabilize the water situation.
The water and sanitation situation in Indonesia can be considered deficient at best. Some forty million Indonesians lack access to an improved source of water, while 110 million people lack access to improved sanitation. The impact on public health has been profound. Each year, three out of every ten Indonesians suffer from water-borne ailments like dysentery, typhoid, and cholera, while diarrhea accounts for a fifth of all child fatalities in the country. Water for the Global Community is committed to pushing for drastic improvements in Indonesia’s water and sanitation infrastructure.
While positive strides have been made, there is much work that remains to be done in Panama. In rural areas of the country, close to twenty percent of citizens do not have access to improved water sources, while as many as half lack access to improved sanitation. Water for the Global Community is poised to help Panamanians go the extra mile to achieving a society with plentiful access to clean water.
While the Ugandan government has made a serious effort to improve the situation, much still has to be done in the struggle to provide the country with clean water and proper sanitation. As of 2010, more than a third of Uganda’s population remains without reliable access to improved sources of water. According to the United Nations, only thirty-four percent of Ugandans have access to improved sanitation facilities. Water for the Global Community is committed to reinforcing the progress Uganda has made.
In terms of water and sanitation, the public health infrastructure in the Philippines is in great need of improvement. In the Philippines, as many as eight million people do not have ready access to a basic source of water. As many as 27 million Filipinos do not have access to an improved sanitation facility. The situation has serious health consequences, as more than four thousand Filipinos die each year from drinking contaminated water. Water for the Global Community is hard at work to remedy the situation, and provide people in the Philippines with water that is safe to drink.