Everyone has a right to Water and Sanitation, however, more than 2 billion people globally do not have access to clean drinking water. Contaminated drinking water is estimated to cause 485,000 diarrhoea deaths each year. Also, many people in rural areas waste valuable hours to fetch water from the scarcely located and unprotected sources. Contaminated water can transmit diseases such as diarrheal; cholera; dysentery, typhoid; polio, trachoma; hepatitis; schistosomiasis, to name just a few.
Water and sanitation has a central role in sustainable development and poverty alleviation. Lack of access to sanitation has an impact not only on public health but al-so on human dignity and personal safety.
Safe and readily available water is important for public health, whether it is used for drinking, domestic use, food production or recreational purposes. When water comes from improved, better and more accessible sources, people spend less time collecting it, and are less likely to fall ill and incur medical costs, meaning they can be productive in other ways.
We serve communities that have low levels of sanitation by constructing and improving water points to increase access to safe drinking water, and provision of latrines and other sanitation facilities. We also educate communities about proper sanitation and hygiene.