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Charity:Water Update - Community of Tingobwor, in Uganda

by garret

Posted on Tue Apr 24 2018



Thanks to the generosity of One Million Goal donors in early 2016, we were able to partner with Charity:Water to help a community in the Northern Region of Uganda gain access to clean water! Our donations helped fund a drilled well in a region where only 23% of the population has access to clean water. This well, completed in March of this year, will serve approximately 284 people.

The water technologies Charity:Water funds depend on the region's water availability, geology, and population density. Their partners survey each site and meet with the communities to determine the best solution. In the community of Tingobwor, the best solution was a drilled well. The construction of a drilled well required a team of professionals to drill deep underground, reaching aquifers that aren't accessible by hand-digging. To instill a sense of ownership, the community joined in the planning and building process. Local residents formed water committees, which are trained to promote the best hygiene practices for health and sanitation among the community.

Families used to spend valuable time walking to collect water that wasn't safe to drink. Now, they're walking much less. Most importantly, the water they bring home is clean and safe.

Thank you to all the One Million Goal supporters who helped make this happen.

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Kenya - Population of 46 M - and 27 M lack access to improved sanitation

by garret

Posted on Wed Nov 29 2017



At her home in Kenya, Mary's old water tank posed a serious risk to her and her family's health as an open barrel of standing water can quickly become a breeding ground for disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Mary was helped by WaterCredit through Water.org.  She was able to get access to a small, affordable loan that enable her to construct a new water tank for her home.

Her new, fully enclosed fiberglass tank is designed to endure the elements and provide safe water for decades to come.

One in every 9 people lack access to safe water. Our work with Water.org is helping change that fact.  Donate to help those in need.

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The Power of a Dollar

by garret

Posted on Tue Oct 17 2017



One Million Goal is excited to support the work of Water.org with this year's fundraising efforts. See below to learn about the incredible work they are doing and see how YOUR donation to One Million Goal will help those in need. 

You are investing in potential

GIVE WATER

Elenita is proud she can now spend her days at home, sewing bags and aprons for a living. This was not always the case. Until recently, a large portion of her time was focused on finding water for her family. With funding to assess new markets, Water.org found millions of people in the Philippines had the potential to repay a small loan for a water connection. It was this knowledge that ultimately led to empowering Elenita to end her own water crisis.

You are investing in people

GIVE WATER

What would you do if the water you gave your family to drink made them sick? Recognizing some of her niece and nephew's health issues could be attributed to consuming unsafe water and the lack of a toilet at home, Lelita was determined to get a water connection and toilet installed in their house. Read how your support helped empower Lelita to change her loved ones' lives.

The impact of your donations is multiplied

GIVE WATER

Every $1 invested in our solution is equal to $24 toward safe water and sanitation solutions. How is that possible? We use some of the money donated to help financial institutions in the countries where we work to establish water and sanitation loan portfolios. Those institutions then attract commercial capital and commit those collective funds to our mission. This means your donations go further and will exponentially unlock the potential of people like Lelita, Elenita and others.

Lack of clean water and sanitation along with hygiene-related disease kill nearly ONE MILLION people every year. 

CLICK HERE TO GIVE WATER NOW

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The Power of Water

by garret

Posted on Mon Oct 09 2017



There are numerous approaches being used to solve the global water crisis.  Watch the video to learn about Water.org and their financial model that is making great strides to end the water crisis around the world. Join One Million Goal in helping Water.org by donating to support their efforts.  Click here to donate now. 

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Invest in the Future

by garret

Posted on Fri Sep 22 2017



The lack of clean water is not just a thirst issue.

  • The little food communities do have cannot be properly digested because of dehydration which leads to malnourishment.
  • Without water for proper sanitation, millions face preventable health issues and disease.
  • Malnourished, sick and starving children cannot gain an education for their future.
  • Starving adults cannot work to provide for their families which merely compounds poverty issues that prevent gaining access to water.

Provide water and you provide healthProvide water and you provide nutrition. Provide water and you help stimulate the economy of an impoverished community. Provide water and you provide the sanitation that helps prevent the spread of disease.

  • Millions of families spend more than 20% of their income on water.  
  • Women are forced to walk long hours to get water for their families.
  • Many of these families can get a water or sanitation solution in their home for a fraction of their annual water costs.  

Water.org has developed a program of supplying small, affordable loans for water connections and toilets.

Through WaterCredit, Water.org is making these water and sanitation loans accessible to those who need them the most. They work with partners to make WaterCredit self-sustaining with a system that will last long after Water.org’s involvement ends.  And, as these loans are repaid, the funds can be used to empower other families with access to safe water and sanitation.

One Million Goal has partnered with Water.Org in support of the WaterCredit program.  Your contribution through One Million Goal will not only help families now but will help families in the future. Contribute to the OMG fundraiser with Water.org today.

Thank you for your support. Thank you for investing in the future!

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