Clean Water for a Child
A small investment that can change a life forever
Diarrhoea needlessly kills 1 child under the age of five every minute. The solution is simple: clean water. Access to clean water, along with sanitation and hygiene education saves lives by keeping children healthy. Children that have access to clean drinking water are more likely to attend school as they are healthier and aren’t forced to spend precious time collecting water. Giving clean drinking water to a child in need can change their whole life.
Train Five Water and Sanitation Attendants
A meaningful gift that empowers and sustains
Sustainability is important to WaterAid, and that’s why select community members are trained to operate, manage, and maintain new water and sanitation facilities to ensure these facilities serve their communities well into the future. This approach reinforces local ownership, and builds the skills of the communities WaterAid works with.
Four Taps for a New Water Point
A gift that overflows with promise
Taps for new water points, particularly at schools, allows hundreds of students to access water quickly, without waiting in long queues in order to get a drink or wash their hands. In villages, multiple taps ensure the equitable distribution of water throughout the community. Taps make sure water isn’t wasted because they seal off the flow of water when not in use, where other makeshifts methods don’t.
Clean Water for a Family of Four
A present that supports dreams and development
It can cost as little as $25 to provide one person with access to a sustainable sources of clean drinking water! Just imagine the life-changing impact this gift will have on an entire family. Mothers, relieved of the drudgery of collecting water, will be able to pursue other productive activities. Children, healthy and bright-eyed, will spend more time learning and playing. Clean water has the power to propel an entire family onto a road toward self-sufficiency and better health!
A Composting Toilet for One Family
A gift that equips young agents of change
Globally, 2.5 billion people lack access to a toilet, which leads to the rampant spread of disease. A composting toilet can make a huge difference for a family. It provides a safe, private and dignified place for family members to relieve themselves. Composting toilets are especially useful and sustainable because they allow waste matter to decay thereby extending the lifespan of the toilet.
Tools and Construction Materials
A gift that gets the work done
Strong shovels, wheelbarrows, cement, rolls of chicken wire, steel reinforcements, and plastic water pipes are just a few of the construction materials required to make water access points and sanitation projects possible. WaterAid encourages community members to match these construction materials with locally-sourced and available materials, like wood and sand, this partnerships allows the community be involved in the creation of their own water access points.
One Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP) Latrine Stall
A gift that tackles disease and poverty at the source
Hygienic toilets are just as important as clean water to improve health. There is nothing more basic, more important, than having a clean, private place to relieve yourself, but 2.5 billion people go without. VIP latrines don’t just provide people with a safe, hygienic place to relieve themselves they also keep waste way from living quarters and therefore keep disease away too!
One Hand Dug Well
A gift that gives clean water for years to come
A protected hand-dug well can provide an entire community with a desperately needed source of clean, safe drinking water. Access to a protected hand-dug well helps to keep community members health and reduces the time children and women spend collecting water, allowing them to focus on other productive activities like attending school or starting small businesses. Access to clean drinking water starts a powerful ripple effect of positive change that touches the lives of all.