“Every minute a child dies of a water-related disease.” – Water.org
“World Vision reaches one new person with clean water every 30 seconds.” – WorldVision.org
In early 2015, USI and World Vision formed a partnership to bring power and clean water to communities all over the world. World Vision currently supports 2,000 water pumps throughout Africa, South America and East Asia providing clean water to a new person every 30 seconds. USI will solarize many of these pumps, replacing the hand crank or diesel fuel process with clean electric-powered pumps.
The partnership will combine the resources and know-how needed to change the way the poorest members of our global community gain access to clean water. Using state-of-the-art solar panel equipment, families in remote communities will be able to collect water from wells with minimal effort. Together, USI and World Vision form a 21st-Century solution that will lead the way as both a technology and partnership model addressing challenges the world can no longer afford to ignore.
“More than twice the U.S. population lives without access to safe water.” – Water.org
“The water crisis is the #1 global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation), and #8 based on likelihood (of occurring within 10 years).” – World Economic Forum 2015, Global Risks 2015 Report.
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Nearly 1,600 children under age 5 die every day from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene. Reaching one new person with clean water every 30 seconds, World Vision provides more people with clean water than any other nongovernmental organization. In October 2014, they reached their one-millionth person with clean water- a 10-year-old girl Fridah who dreams of being a pilot.
World Vision invests 15 years on average in each community they work with, giving these areas ownership and training in maintenance of water points so that water continues to flow long after our work concludes. Nearly 80% of water points continue to function at high levels even after 20 years of use according to an independent study by the UNC Water Institute. World Vision takes time to develop the best water source solution in each unique community, whether that means deep-drilled wells or shallow hand drilled wells or protecting a freshwater spring and rainwater collection. Mechanized pumps for much larger communities are also an option, diversifying and expanding World Vision’s impact and reach.
For more information on World Vision’s clean water impact, click here.
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