Impacts

Providing a safe water supply to a developing rural village forms an essential part of poverty reduction and has immediate and long term positive impacts on villages, school and Health Centre facilities.

Our commitment to results

To enhance quality project delivery, transparency and accountability to our donors and the greater public, the following goals and targets outline the success measures our programs use and the outcomes we expect to achieve.

It is a priority to have impactful programs that create tangible and quantifiable outcomes to reducing poverty in our target communities and result in high-value return on investment for our donors.  Value for money is achieved through aligning our projects to communities where a large number of people will be affected. Our target communities population ranges from 500 to 2000 people, therefore each project gains 'economies of scale' and a significant impact is achieved. 

Program Delivery Goal # Increase access to safe drinking water in rural communities

Targets

# 1 200 Villages by 2020

Target Reached

98 Facilities: 84 x Villages; 22 x Schools

5 x Health Centres; 2 x Orphanages

# 2 400,000 people by 2020

Target Reached

270,600

people impacted

Goals

Suitable design, technology & equipment that meets community skill capacity

Accessible water located within 300mtrs from most community households

Sustainable systems with effective water user committees to maintain each water supply

Outcomes

Improved health outcomes

Demonstrated reduction in incidence of water-borne diseases indicated by Health Centre records

Water supplies successfully operating within 5 years

Improved education outcomes

Demonstrated improved attendance, enrolment & performance indicated by School records

95% access to a clean water supply in a rural Ugandan sub-county from 30%

Water suppliers successfully operating within 5 years

Improved socio-economic outcomes

Demonstrated reduction in health-related cost indicated by household expenditure records

# 3 Economies of Scale

effective cost of $3.50 or less pp

Target Reached

$3.10 pp

Program Delivery Outcomes in Uganda, India, Nepal, Tanzania, Bolivia & Jamaica

Improved Education
Improved Education

Children are perhaps the most cheerful and omnipresent facet of rural villages - unconcerned about their running noses, bare feet, unkempt hair and ragged clothes. If they are fortunate enough to have a school and a regular and dedicated teacher and if their parents can spare them from work, they many get an education. But more often than not, they do not - they are often uninformed about health issues and hygiene and sanitation just as the generation before them.

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Improved Health & Wellbeing
Improved Health & Wellbeing

- Improvement in the quality of drinking water will significantly improve the health status of the entire community. Contaminated drinking water remains a major cause of mortality in rural areas with millions of deaths per year being attributed to water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea, dysentry, cholera & typhoid. Infants & elderly are particularly susceptible. - Expenditure on medicines is significantly reduced with a clean water supply.

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Womens Empowerment
Womens Empowerment

- Providing water closer to the household has very positive change especially to the lives of women and children whose job it is to collect the household water. - Women who are now free from the burden of water collection can pursue income generating activities typically through livestock raising and vegetable gardening activities. - Providing water to schools has positive impact on gender equality - increased attendance of girls resulting in further learning

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Improved Education
Improved Education

Children are perhaps the most cheerful and omnipresent facet of rural villages - unconcerned about their running noses, bare feet, unkempt hair and ragged clothes. If they are fortunate enough to have a school and a regular and dedicated teacher and if their parents can spare them from work, they many get an education. But more often than not, they do not - they are often uninformed about health issues and hygiene and sanitation just as the generation before them.

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