How we work
Regardless of where a community is, or how big it is, there are tangible and sustainable solutions to the water crisis. It’s our aim at Project Waterfall to implement them.
These can range from solutions creating access to water, such as hand digging wells or using a drilling team, to solutions that improve the quality of it, such as bio sand filters or water purification systems.
The benefits of clean water
Improves health and sanitation
1.6 million people die every year from water-related diseases, with children affected the most. Clean water changes this, as does education around good hygiene.
Builds strong communities
Safe, clean water and sanitation brings greater access to education, income and ultimately a better life. Communities can grow healthy food and start small businesses, while better toilet facilities increase school attendance.
Empowers women and children
Every day, women and young girls spend up to 8 hours collecting water that weighs, on average, 20 kilos. This can lead to spinal and pelvic deformities, miscarriages and chronic fatigue, and prevents girls from attending school.