We want to ensure equal access to clean water everywhere and to help as many people as possible. This means really understanding every issue in every region, because water issues are very different all over the world. From not enough water in Ghana, to a lack of access to reliable clean water in Mexico. The lives of communities are affected in very different ways, depending on where they live.
As Acqua for Life discovers what it is like to live in these water scarce regions, we want to share our knowledge and understanding with as many people as possible. Find out what we have discovered so far.
Barely half of the population living in rural Ghana enjoys access to water, so while we're thrilled with the 95 water supply systems built over the last five years - much remains to be done!
In 2013, we constructed two large mechanized boreholes in the slums of Ghana’s second biggest city with the priority of providing access to clean water to children. Now they can spend more time doing what they do best - being kids!
Access to clean water in Senegal is not easy, with people often having to cover several dozen kilometers to reach the nearest water point.
In 2015, we installed water facilities in 7 big schools and a health centre (which serves approximately 6000 patients) to facilitate access to this precious resource. Rather than having to fetch water before classes start, or worse, missing out on school altogether - children can now spend their days in education.
In Senegal, we also paid particular care to gender-specific water needs in schools, helping to improve the number of girls attending by installing girls latrines.
Thanks to your support, in 2015 we were able to provide the Chubut Province of Argentina with clean water - a region stricken with poverty and a harsh climate.
A 300-metre-deep water well has been built in a community near Gastre, to secure the local water supply and irrigate a greenhouse facility growing fruits and vegetables all year round.
Thanks to the clean water you have helped to give, we're helping to treat and prevent nutritional disorders in the region.
Previous Acqua for Life projects in Mexico included the promotion of improved water quality and quantity at ten schools in under-privileged communities of the state of Morelos.
In 2015, four schools in two townships in this state benefitted from similar activities and improvements to address these communities' water shortages.
We need your help - take the Acqua for Life challenge, help raise awareness of the cause, or donate. In 2016, we need your support to provide access to clean water in Brazil and Qishu, China.