Time Expenditure and Distance
Affected people have to travel long distances to reach a safe source of water. The time consumed for collecting water cannot be used for educational or economic activities.
Quality and Availability
Water is often available for a few hours a day or only in small quantities. Obtained from unregulated suppliers or unsafe shallow wells, the water does not meet quality standards and is contaminated with pathogens.
Many city dwellers are dependent on buying expensive water. As a result, up to 50% of their budget is spent on this fundamental element.
More than 770 million people do not have safe access to clean water.
3.5 million people die every year due to the lack of clean water or water contamination.
Over 700 children under the age of five die every day due to diarrhoeal diseases caused by the lack of adequate WASH facilities.
443 million school days are lost due to waterborne diseases globally every year.
The improvement of the water supply in fast-growing urban areas significantly betters the lives of thousands of people. Our goals are based on this vision:
create and improve safe and affordable access to water for the poorest communities
strengthen the local water sector sustainably through innovative projects
support and connect local actors and structures in a goal-oriented way in order to prevent parallel structures