Drop In the Bucket
They believe that Clean Water is a fundamental Human Right.
A non profit that actually has a map of all the wells they have helped. (see their web site for details)
They are on the ball and in action.
783 million people in the world
do not have access to safe drinking water. That is roughly one-eighth of the world's population. (who)
The average person in the North America
uses between 100 and 175 gallons every day at home. (UN)
The average person
in the developing world uses 2.64 gallons of water a day. (UN)
The worst stat I’ve seen, which is an incredible stain on all of us:
2.2 million people!!!! (think children)
in developing countries, most of them children, die every year from diseases associated with lack of access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene. (WHO)
There are more interesting facts on their web site: https://www.dropinthebucket.org/learn/
What makes DROP IN THE BUCKET Ninja stars!?
Building a well is easy compared to keeping it working over time. Like everything else that gets a lot of use, pumps break and require repair which will cost money and training. They have developed a long range plan where someone is trained, the villagers pay for that through a Village Savings and Loan Association called Essential Flow Funding. Now, there is a sustainable system in place!
Clean water helps break the cycle of poverty in developing countries, because of the amount of energy saved by not spending hours being sick or searching for water.
Their Mission is in two parts:
- “Our mission is to build wells and sanitation systems at schools throughout sub-Saharan Africa, enabling youth to fully harness the life-changing power of an education.”
- “Our goal is to provide schools and communities with tools they need to improve child health, increase school enrollment rates, and promote gender equality.”
FACT: 51 Wells were built in 2014
FACT: build a well in a school (bathrooms, drinking water) and enrollment doubles!- education breaks the cycle of poverty!