Costa Rica – Growing Together with Clean Water

Costa Rica – Growing Together with Clean Water

Costa Rica - Growing Together with Clean Water

Of the over 365,000 households in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, 22.4% are living in extreme poverty. That’s surviving on just $1.90 per day for food, water, and all other costs of living for an entire household.

Connect for Water is partnering with Paylocity and the Creciendo Juntos Association to bring clean, safe water to those living in the most dire of conditions.

Since becoming a nonprofit in 2013, the Creciendo Juntos Association has been committed to providing a collaborative platform that drives and channels actions in social investment, education and health, seeking the welfare of people and the transformation of Guanacastecan communities.

Their vision is to lift up whole communities: individuals, families, institutions, and enterprises, so that they may reach new levels of development. They’ve had success early on be providing free transportation to students, hosting a job database to help people find work, overseeing the development of over 40 micro-enterprises, as well as carrying out several children’s health and wellness initiatives.

    For every dollar that you donate, you are providing the equivalent of 7,300 bottles of water to people who desperately need it.

    Unsafe water is one of the leading causes of illness that prevents children and adults from attending school and work. For economic and community growth to be achieved, sustainable access to clean and safe water in people’s homes is a necessary step forward.

    The current phase of their plan to positively affect people in Guanacaste is to provide 225 families and 1 school with water filters that can provide clean water for the next 5 years or more.

    The impact of your gift will last for years to come. Give now to support the families and students of Guanacaste.

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    Tanzania – Adventurers Bringing Clean Water

    Tanzania – Adventurers Bringing Clean Water

    Tanzania - Adventurers Bringing Clean Water

    2.1 billion people don’t have access to clean, safe water.

    Jeff Haveman is one of the co-owners of Business Connect, a company whose mission is to provide citizens living in the Global South with affordable and easy access to clean water, through the creation of a sustainable, local business model.

    Jeff, his son, and his nephew are currently preparing for the opportunity to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. While they are preparing for this physical and mental challenge, they also wanted to provide a way to leave an impact that will last long after they’ve left.

    They are seeking to raise funds to cover the implementation of water filters to the people of Tanzania while they are there for the trip.

      Please help us to provide the people of Tanzania with safe drinking water in their communities, schools, and homes to enable people to lift themselves out of poverty.

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      Madagascar – Rainwater Collection Changes Everything

      Madagascar – Rainwater Collection Changes Everything

      Madagascar - Rainwater Collection Changes Everything in the Poorest Country in the World

      15 million Malagasy people do not have access to clean water for drinking, hand washing, food prep and bathing.

      Madagascar is home to 26 million people, most of whom live in extreme poverty – on less than $1.90 USD a day. They can walk miles each day, through treacherous terrain, to retrieve water from streams and ponds that may be safe to drink one day and contaminated the next. If they are lucky, there is a reliable clean water source—but it can be located very far from home.

      Imagine that you are 1 of 26 million people in a forgotten nation where corruption and poverty are pervasive. You, and 20 million others like you, live in extreme poverty—on less than $1.90 USD a day. You and your children endure regular bouts of diarrhea resulting in stunted growth from malnourishment. These bouts mean your children can’t go to school and you can’t go to work, trapping you in a cycle of poverty. People need clean water.

       

      Who Are We and What Are We Doing About This?

      We are a social enterprise called Tatirano, which in Malagasy means to “collect water.” A social enterprise exists first and foremost to bring about positive social change, like clean water to those that don’t have it – and that’s why we are here.

      We aim to achieve a sustainable model whereby we can use the profits from private projects in tandem with donations to maximise our mission of clean water for everyone, everywhere in Madagascar.

      At community kiosks, we’re employing female Tatirano Agents to maintain rainwater systems and sell surplus water to the community – using the profits to pay the salary and build a fund for any future repairs. In the Malagasy culture it is women who are responsible for water collection and for managing it in the home. So by using female Tatirano Agents, we’re ensuring women have control and we’re confident that they’ll keep these systems clean and working as a result. Selling water at community kiosks also reaches the poorest and most marginalized people in Madagascar who can’t afford their own system.

      Visit our website at www.tatirano.org to find out more about how our programs coexist.

       

      What is So Special About Tatirano and How We Work?

      We work on simple principles – when it rains we have clean water.

      Rainwater harvesting has been used for millennia to supply clean water across the globe yet so many people overlook it because it is so simple. As long as a few key design considerations are followed – such as diverting the first rains away from the holding tank to allow self-cleansing of the dusty roof and gutters – the water stored in the tank can be as good as expensive treated water. We’ve proved it with water testing and as long as systems are kept clean, and tanks are closed, the bacteria count inside can even drop!

      When clean water is coupled with engaging education classes about water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) behaviours and habits, everything can change for the poorest people in the world. Healthier people are more productive, can go to school and with water at the home, people have more time to earn a living and lift themselves out of poverty.

      We 100% believe in WASH being a critical barrier to human development and we can do more with your help!

       

      How You Can Help

      Every donation made to Tatirano Social Enterprise is completely traceable  – with our new monitoring platform “Statirano”, you can watch the water system that you have helped to install provide clean water almost in real time.

      Here’s what your contribution to Tatirano will enable us to provide in Madagascar’s rural communities:

       

      • $5000 — a 10,000 gallon system for a community water kiosk to serve 100 of the most vulnerable families 
      • $2600 — a 5,000 gallon system for a community water kiosk to serve 50 of the most vulnerable families
      • $1000 — a 1,000 gallon system to supply a school of 300 students with clean water for hand washing and drinking during the school day
      • $500 — five 100 gallon home systems for 5 of the most vulnerable families to have clean water at home
      • $100 — one 100 gallon home system for a vulnerable family to have clean water at home

      Please help us to provide the people of Madagascar with safe drinking water in their communities, schools, and homes to enable people to lift themselves out of poverty.

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      India – Giving 500 Rural Families Water Every Day

      India – Giving 500 Rural Families Water Every Day

      India - Giving 500 Rural Families Water Every Day

      Giving 500 Rural Families Water Every Day

      In the valleys and the mountains of Paderu, Visakhapatnam in India, there are people groups unreached by civilization. Collectively in the region there are 15 people groups that speak 14 different local languages. Many of these people have never had clean water facilities in their lives.

      The water they collect daily comes from streams, ponds, canals, and open wells. These unsafe water sources lead to sickness and illness becoming an everyday part of the lives of families in these communities.

      Pastor Prasad Knr has made it a goal to serve the people of these villages by bringing them clean, safe water. He and his team are partnering with Connect for Water to install two high-volume VF600 facility filters to serve more than 500 families every single day in the region.

      Please come alongside them to help positively affect the lives of the people in these rural communities.

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      Peru – Making Clean Water Safe in Nuevo Amanecer

      Peru – Making Clean Water Safe in Nuevo Amanecer

      Peru - Making Clean Water Safe in Nuevo Amanecer

      Connect for Water is partnering with the Neighborhood Association in Nuevo Amanecer to provide 120 water filters 

      The Neighborhood of Nuevo Amanecer is nestled in the province of Huarochirí, about an hour outside of Lima. The neighborhood is made up of 120 families in communal living units. Most of these homes have electricity, but no potable water, sanitation, or sewage.

      The water in the region is brought in on trucks and tankers and, to the naked eye, looks like clean water. However, even though it’s free of dust and dirt, it can still be home to water borne illnesses that mean missed days from school, work, and more trips to the clinic.

      Connect for Water is partnering with the Neighborhood Association in Nuevo Amanecer to provide 120 VF100 water filters to serve the families there, and to take part in the Peruvian government’s initiative to help prevent anemia and water borne illnesses in children under the age of 5.

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      Kenya – Empowering Families in the Mukuru Slum

      Kenya – Empowering Families in the Mukuru Slum

      Kenya - Empowering Families in the Mukuru Slum

      We are seeking to continue our work by distributing another 500 Kohler Clarity filters to homes in the Mukuru slum.

      In 2017, the New Song Chapel Community Church in Mukuru, Nairobi, headed by pastor Douglas Mukisa, sought to meet the physical needs of those living in the Mukuru slum, many of which do not have access to clean, safe water.

      With the assistance of their friend Don Arnold with Drops of Mercy Outreach, they launched a successful distribution of 2,500 Kohler Clarity water filters in homes within the slum, affecting more than 15,000 people who now have clean, safe water in their homes.

      It was an amazing job done, but more can be done. The slum is made of 13 small villages with a rough population of 700,000 people living in 10′ by 10′ rooms.

      Half of the child deaths of children under the age of 5 in Mukuru are caused by unsafe drinking water. Our dream is to put a water filter in every home for clean, safe drinking for every person in Mukuru.

      We are seeking to continue in our work for the next phase by distributing another 500 Kohler Clarity filters to homes in the Mukuru slum. Each filter can provide clean, safe water for a family of 4-8 people. Consider coming alongside us and supporting our mission to bring clean water to Mukuru.

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