Water. Water is the problem. Water is the solution. It might not cost as much to build and maintain a freshwater well as you think. The average cost for us to build a freshwater well in the developing nations we work in ranges between $7,500 to $15,000. That means an entire COMMUNITY of people’s lives can be forever saved for as little as $7.5K!
All we have to do is reach the water that already exists in aquifers usually only 100-300 feet underground. One well can provide up to 500 people with clean water indefinitely. One well can save lives.
Once wells are completed, we form a water committee within each community that is educated about the importance of hand-washing and proper sanitation and is responsible for ensuring that the well stays clean and maintained.
When you bring safe water into a community, disease consistently drops by upwards 80% nearly overnight! Child mortality drops by nearly 99% almost overnight! The solution is too simple and the victory points are too easily attainable for us to continue to ignore the #1 killer of children globally. The solution is water. The solution is us. The solution is YOU.