SWAZILAND

OMG! Our commitment to Swaziland is crazy!

Projects

In our history, we have built or funded projects in 13 countries.
Currently, however, we are active in seven.

india

India is a country in Southeast Asia that is bordered by China, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. The life expectancy is 66 years-old and the mortality rate of children under age five is 56/1000. 41.6% of the population lives below $1.25 a day, and 75.6% of the population lives on less than $2 US/day.

Modern day slavery is a huge problem in India. Women and children are especially at risk. Millions of people are held in debt bondage and forced to work in brick kilns, rice mills, embroidery factories, or other industries.

Our work in India is different than anywhere else. We fund the creation & installation of bio sand water filters into individual families’ homes in the villages in the area of Nimboli in the Maharashtra State. We are committed to maintaining our current level of activity in India each year until our Swaziland Campaign is complete. All additional support is directed to the Swaziland goal to reach 100% coverage.

21%

of India’s population suffers from hunger.

40%

of students drop out by secondary school.

uganda

15

More than half of the population of Uganda is under the age of 15

Uganda is a small, landlocked country located on the equator in East Africa. Approximately 36.34 million total people live in Uganda. The life expectancy is 59 years and the mortality rate of children under age five is 69/1000. The average annual income (GNI) per capita is $584.20 USD.

More than half of the population of Uganda is under the age of 15. More than 15% of school-aged children are unable to gain access to an education. 96% of children in Uganda are vulnerable to abuse in their own households, schools, and communities.

In 2012, we committed to maintain our current level of activity in the country to continue to build up to twelve (12) water projects in Uganda each year until our Swaziland Campaign is complete. All additional support is directed to the Swaziland goal to reach 100% coverage.

ethiopia

Ethiopia has a population of 91.72 million people who speak more than 80 languages. The country is located in the horn of Africa (East Africa). Ethiopia borders Eritrea to the north, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, and Sudan to the west. The life expectancy is 63 years and the mortality rate of children under age five is 68/1000. The average annual income (GNI) per capita is $452.60 USD.

Young people make up more than half of the population of Ethiopia! 13% of school-aged children are unable to gain access to an education.

Recently, extreme droughts and declining natural resources have made poverty and food insecurity a common and tremendous problem. Most Ethiopians work in agriculture.

In 2012, we committed to maintain our current level of activity in the country to continue to build up to twelve (12) water projects in Ethiopia each year until our Swaziland Campaign is complete. All additional support is directed to the Swaziland goal to reach 100% coverage.

63

The life expectancy in years.

el salvador

40

40% of the population in El Salvador is made up of children, and 50% of the people live in extreme poverty.

25

More than 25% of children under age five suffer from chronic malnutrition.

El Salvador has a population of 6.29 million people, is located on the Pacific coast between Guatemala & Honduras and is the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America. The life expectancy is 72 years and the mortality rate of children under age five is 16/1000. The average annual income (GNI) per capita is $3,580.00 USD.

El Salvador has the second-highest number of homicides in the world, registering 69.2 violent deaths per 100,000 people.

We are committed to maintain our current level of activity in the country to continue to build up to twelve (12) water projects in El Salvador each year until our Swaziland Campaign is complete. All additional support is directed to the Swaziland goal to reach 100% coverage.

Kenya

Kenya is a country that lies along the equator in eastern Africa. The population is 43.17 million, the life expectancy is 61 years and the mortality rate of children under age five is 73/1000. The average annual income (GNI) per capita is $840.00 USD.

It is estimated that approximately 10-15 million people in Kenya suffer from chronic food insecurity, and 7.5 million people live in extreme poverty. Approximately 30% of the children in Kenya are classified as undernourished with widespread micro-nutrient deficiencies.

Climate change resulted in low food production and droughts in some areas of Kenya, especially the north.The World Food Program estimates that in 2010, over 1 million people still needed food aid.

One in every 19 children born in Kenya dies before his or her first birthday, while one in every 14 does not survive to age five due to preventable causes such as malaria, pneumonia, measles, diarrhea, and HIV.

In 2012, we committed to maintain our current level of activity in the country to continue to build up to two (2) water projects in Kenya each year until our Swaziland Campaign is complete. All additional support is directed to the Swaziland goal to reach 100% coverage.

7.5

million people live in extreme poverty.

Colombia

55

55% of the population suffers from inequality, violence, and poverty.

Colombia is a country in South America with coastlines on both the Atlantic and the Pacific. Colombia is also the point where North and South America meet. The beautiful country contains the Andes Mountains, coastal lowlands, flat plains, and rainforests. The population is 47.70 million, the life expectancy is 74 years and the mortality rate of children under age five is 18/1000. The average annual income (GNI) per capita is $6,990.00 USD.

55% of the population suffers from inequality, violence, and poverty. Children and adolescents are the most vulnerable.

Colombia has had internal armed conflict for more than five decades. This has forced many people from their homes. The number of people in displacement may reach 5 million.

Colombia has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the world.

Rural schools lack sufficient classroom space and qualified teachers, causing many children to drop out.

In 2012, we committed to maintain our current level of activity in the country to continue to build up to one (1) water project in Colombia each year until our Swaziland Campaign is complete. All additional support is directed to the Swaziland goal to reach 100% coverage.