What’s the need
- 85% of the world population lives in the driest half of the planet.
- 783 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation.
- 6 to 8 million people die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related diseases.
What we do
Clean Drinking Water
World Hope Canada works with communities to reduce the incidence of preventable diseases related to unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation. A clean water source is a welcome addition to any village as it improves health, frees those from numerous hours devoted to hauling water for cooking and cleaning and provides people with time to focus on other important things such as family and food production. Not only that, clean water supports food production and prevents hunger, disease, malnutrition and starvation.
The direct cost of drilling and completing a protected well to provide clean drinking water for an entire village or medical facility is around $15,000. World Hope Canada, through partnerships with donors, has provided over 40 wells in the past ten years. And that is just a literal 'drop in the bucket' of what is needed!
We have also began a spring capping program in DR Congo. Capping natural springs keeps water clean and potable and is very cost effective. It reduces the time it takes and the distance woman and girls must walk to fetch water. An investment of $4000 will impact a community of 5000 people or more! Cap a spring now!
Latrines & Sanitation
Latrines save lives! Proper sanitation, coupled with clean water means a healthier community. Our goal in 2016-2017 is to provide 20 latrines in the Kakissy region, Sierra Leone. A VIP latrine can be provided for a family for about $480. Ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrines, in combination with hygiene education and protected wells, improve the health of a community, more than wells alone.
So far (as of July 2016) you have helped provide two latrines towards our goal!