WE CAN DRILL A LIFE-SAVING BOREHOLE FOR ABOUT 75% LESS COST THAN MOST OTHER NGO’S, ALLOWING US TO PROVIDE THIS MOST BASIC NECESSITY FOR LITERALLY PENNIES PER PERSON.
The success of our water program, however, lies in realizing that drilling boreholes or providing water filters is only about 30% of the solution. The most critical step in providing water sources that will remain in operation for a lifetime lies in community education.
When a community is evaluated and identified as a possible recipient, the groundwork is established through education before drilling ever begins. The community is taught and demonstrates an understanding of the value of clean water and the health and economic benefits it brings.
Villagers are also taught about sanitation through proper handwashing and how, combined with a clean water source, it can eliminate 95% of illness their family currently experiences. Community health trainers are identified and taught these principles so that they can continue to teach within the community and within the schools.