Water is a fundamental need, yet right now nearly one billion people worldwide do not have access to safe water and 2.5 billion people lack adequate sanitation.
Lack of safe water perpetuates poverty. It's a vicious cycle; poverty contributes to access problems, which in turn reinforces poverty.
Contaminated water is the leading cause of infant mortality worldwide. Almost 4000 children die every day from waterborne diseases.
Carrying water long distances jeopardizes the health and safety of women and children, who are typically responsible for the task.
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For more than 40 years, Colombia has been ravaged by conflict and violence involving outlawed armed groups and drug cartels. In an ongoing fight between insurgents and soldiers, it is families in rural areas who suffer the most. Many have fled to urban areas to escape the armed conflict. However, because most come from farming communities, they lack the skills needed to support their families in an urban environment. As a result they live in make-shift homes without electricity or water, unemployment hovering around 80%.
H2O4ALL remains committed to sustainable safe water development in Ghana through ongoing partnerships with local NGOs. Through the use of rainwater harvesting and purification of existing water sources thousands of people have benefited from safe water both for drinking and agricultural use. With the innovative use of appropriate technology, H2O 4 ALL is able to ensure that water stored in tanks will not become contaminated through stagnation. This allows for the storage of large quantities of water during the rainy seasons.
Although Liberia emerged from a long and violent civil war in 2003, the country is still being rebuilt and many live in poverty. However, there is strong political will to bring safe water and basic sanitation to those who lack it.
40% of people in rural Liberia still don't have access to an improved water source.
Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa and the seventh most populated country in the world. Its oil reserves have brought great wealth to the country. Yet the most recent poverty survey by the Nigerian statistics agency, published in 2012, shows that 61 percent of Nigerians were living on less than a dollar a day in 2010. In the desert north poverty is even more stark.
Sierra Leone is one of the poorest and hardest countries in the world. In the late 1990's it was ravaged by civil war, which made life increasingly difficult for disabled people who were often reduced to begging for survival.
An abandoned abattoir was found by an enterprising group of polio sufferers who have made it a home for disabled men with room for their families to provide basic care.
H2O 4 ALL started its safe water initiatives in Uganda, Africa. Through the use of rainwater harvesting, purification of existing water sources and deep well drilling thousands of people have benefited from safe water both for drinking and agricultural use. With the innovative use of appropriate technology, H2O 4 ALL is able to ensure that water stored in tanks will not become contaminated through stagnation. This allows for the storage of large quantities of water during the rainy seasons.
H2O4ALL was approached by the Simon Poultney Foundation to go to Zambia to solve the water crisis in the village of Chibwelelo. Even though this community had 16 wells only one was operational leaving this community in urgent need of safe water. H2O4ALL was able to work with the leadership of this community to train them to repair and maintain these wells. Today this community has multiple access points for safe water.
Your ongoing relationship as a partner to Walk the Art has proven to be a invaluable resource for Peel School Board’s 32 Secondary schools, teachers, and students. Timothy and other members of H2O 4 ALL have come into our schools and classrooms to speak with students, sharing real world experiences that highlight the importance of clean water, and the reality of sexual slavery.
We at Watoto Childcare recognize the impact that H2O 4 ALL has made on the lives of many children and adults in Uganda. Your contributions have made a significant difference as we continue to work to rescue a child, raise a leader, and rebuild a nation.
You didn’t just install the (safe water) system and ‘walk away’. Local training was completed to ensure that this project would have long-term positive effects on the lives of the children and families.
The water system is the only source of safe water for the Kuve village. It has not only save our women and children from trekking for about a kilometer to fetch water, but it has also saved them from water borne diseases like bilharzias and guinea worms. We hope you will be able to come back to help us again.
Timothy, it was a privilege to meet you and listen to your lecture at the 2010 World Congress in Hawaii. You are involved in the most important work for all of humanity. We need your help and experiences.
I cannot tell you how much we appreciate you. With you gifts and leadership, we know that our dreams to provide safe water to Ghana are coming to fruition. Thank you for sharing your heart with our congregation, your partnership through H2O 4 ALL and most importantly, your treasured friendship.
Thank you for bringing in your team to assess the water situation in our schools. I enjoyed your passion and the big dreams you had to transform water challenges in Northern Uganda for children who have been abducted and former child soldiers. It means a lot to the community who has been at war for a long time.
At Save the Mothers we have been very privileged to work with this fine organization (H2O 4 ALL) that has contributed significantly to the “Mother Friendly hospital initiative” that our program began in Uganda.
The intervention of H2O 4 ALL was a great help in reduction of water borne diseases and consequently will reduce the infant mortality in Uganda. The intervention helped to provide safe water in reliable amounts at the school benefiting 1040 children and staff which saves the time wasted by children to go for water far from the school.