— OUR MAIN OBJECTIVE:
SAVing THE WATERS
However, the sheer scale of the challenge means that we can’t solve it alone. So we work with communities and supporters to convince governments and service providers to prioritize investment in clean water and toilets for their citizens.
HYGIENE KEEPS COVID-19 AT BAY!
Good hygiene saves lives – now more than ever. It’s critical to stop the spread of COVID-19. Lets keep on washing our hands with running water and we be safe all the time.
Good hygiene promotion is one of the most effective ways to improve global health. That’s why we support hygiene education programmes across all our projects.
— OUR WORK
Just a Drop was set up to support the millions of women and children in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond who carry out the back-breaking and all-consuming task of finding and fetching water for their families.
Everyday, they spend hours trying to provide this basic life necessity – often walking up to 6km to find it. What’s more, many women are still expected to walk miles to collect water on the day they go into labour.
— Our 2020 drive;
Be the vessel for change!
Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles and taking them hours, to the nearest source which is unprotected and likely to make them sick. Time spent walking and resulting diseases keep them from school, work and taking care of their families.
Lack of clean water and sanitation facilities are key factors in keeping people in the Kisii community poor, unhealthy and unable to improve their livelihoods. It causes a great percentage of diseases and kills more people every year than anything else. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren’t strong enough to fight diarrhoea, dysentery and other illnesses.
More than 17 million people in Tanzania have no access to safe water. Most have to walk long distances to fetch water for their domestic use and for their livestock, thus wasting a lot of time and energy that could otherwise be invested in activities that could lift them out of poverty.
global water and sanitation crisis
Water for Life
Communities receive support to ensure a minimum of two water delivery systems at the community-level, as well as education on water access and protection issues. Improved access to more sustainable water resources for domestic, hygiene and economic uses, and increased knowledge of local and national water-related policies and community-based best practices.
Sand dams, rock catchments, shallow wells, earth dams and boreholes equipped with solar panels; drip irrigation kits, drought friendly animal husbandry, poultry-keeping and small businesses, training in natural resource management and disaster risk reduction, hygiene and sanitation education, environmental conservation trainings