Your donation will make a tangible impact to the lives of thousands of rural people by providing a safe water supply to a health, education or conservation water project
In many rural areas, people have no alternative other than to drink water collected from open water sources such as open ditches, polluted river water, unsafe well water and dams shared with livestock.
The burden of collecting this water is borne mainly by women and children, with travel and queuing time taking up to 4 hours a day.
These water sources are contaminated and often dry up during dry seasons forcing communities to search long distances for water.
Water-borne illnesses such as typhoid, cholera, dysentery and diarrhoea are reported highly in rural areas due to drinking contaminated water. This also results in reduced energy for livelihoods and community development.
Rural populations rely on surface water instead of groundwater for everything they do - drinking, cooking, washing and living. These rural communities do not have funds, education or technology to bring the water closer to them so the individual has to travel to the water supply which is often remote from where they live. Therefore, BridgIT's aim is to locate the water well within 300 metres of each rural village household and closer to the individual.
The international development sector has identified water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH) programs as an area with significant potential to improve health, life expectancy, student learning and gender equality. BridgIT's aid and development objective is to implement programs that ptovide a safe drinking water supply to address the water scarcity challenges to some of the poorest, most marginalised people in rural areas in developing nations.
Sponsor a Health, Education or Conservation water supply and have an immediate impact on the lives of hundreds of people
Providing a water supply to a rural village or health care facility impacts thousands of lives.
Village populations range from 500 to 2000 and health facilities reach a broader community of 30,000 people or more. See projects
Providing a water supply to an education facility can impact 250 to 2000 pupils.
Primary and Secondary Schools have a broad community impact as rural schools are often the heart of community life. See projects
Provide a water supply to a conservation project where there is human and wildlife conflict over water resources. We provide a water supply to a village away from the water source where both people and wildlife use it.
Clean water to remote rural villages in earthquake affected districts From US$11,000 per village
Remote villages in Kadapa district Andhra Pradesh state.
From US$1,800 per Well
Maasai rural villages in the Tanzanite mining district Mt. Kilimanjaro region.
From US$3,000 per village
Rural villages in Phalombe region.
From US$7,000 per Well
Hand dug rehabilitation wells in Berano District of Somali Region.
From US$10,000 per Well
Hundreds of hand-dug Wells in rural villages in many sub-counties.
From US$2,500 per Well
BridgIT has invested over $1.6 million, installed over 250 facilities and helped more than 660,000 people receive a safe water supply
Locating a well closer to people creates development through saving time for economic growth.
Providing water wells closer to rural households creates tangible immediate, short-term, mid-term and long-term impacts. Impacts to providing access to clean drinking water creates immediate improvements to people's health and also creates mid to long-term socio-economic development by reducing village household expenditure on health related expenditure.
These testimonials prove that your aid money IS having an impact and making a quantifiable difference dispelling the myth that foreign aid is a waste of money.
KEEP based in Kathmandu is very proud to partner with BridgIT Water working for the betterment of the rural lives of Nepal.
BridgIT's support has been ongoing to the rural schools and communities to establish access to safe drinking water. These efforts have encouraged communities to work towards their next stage in development. Young girls attending school have been participating in class more frequently encouraged by improved water facilities. Following 2 major earthquakes in 2015.
Rural Development Society & SPREAWS
"We are happy with the water hand pump aided by BridgIT Water. Previously we were going across the rough fields to get water from bore-wells. It was taking half hour to go and return. Now, as the hand pump is installed it is taking just 5 minutes. We can use the time saved for working & earning our livelihoods thus reducing our poverty level.
Suubi Community Projects
Suubi Community Projects Uganda has been partnering with BridgIT to address the water challenges in the rural villages of Nabaale, Mukono district in Central Uganda. At the time when we applied for support, access in this region was at less than 30%, now it is improved to above 80%.
Nearly 4 years of programs, BridgIT has constructed safe water wells for 100 villages, 40 Schools & 7 Health Centres impacting 200,000 people. The incidence of water-borne diseases especially in children has reduced.
ACFID Interim Full Member and signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct