Drinking water supply in Africa

Water is a vital resource for people and for our planet. Without it, no life is possible. A precious asset that is becoming more and more rare and less and less healthy. The cause is the poor management of water resources, but also climate change and its disastrous consequences. Indeed, natural disasters such as storms, cyclones or floods are becoming more and more frequent. They affect water quality and endanger people's access to drinking water.

By 2025, according to the UN, 1.8 billion people will be affected by a complete water shortage.

Access to clean water is a daily challenge for many populations around the world living in poverty. Water supply is then essential for the survival of populations.

The importance of water supply projects in Africa

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Africa is a continent particularly affected by the lack of access to water. In the most remote corners of the continent, access to clean water is much more than a necessity, it is a matter of survival. Every drop of water counts.

In 2022, 418 million people were still without access to a drinking water service according to UNICEF. And, only 1 in 4 Africans has access to a safe source of drinking water.

For those who have access to a water source, the price to pay is often heavy. Endless hours of walking and kilometers to reach this source. They draw water that is often contaminated. The consequences can be dramatic. Every year, in sub-Saharan Africa alone, waterborne diseases caused by contaminated water kill more than 180,000 children under the age of 5.

But there is hope. Water supply projects are being developed, supported by organizations such as our NGO, which understand the imperative of this fight for access to safe drinking water in Africa.

Our actions in terms of drinking water supply

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In order for this fundamental right to become a reality for all, we are carrying out drinking water supply projects in Africa. They allow access to a water point close to the families' homes, while guaranteeing them a source of quality drinking water.

A management committee composed of community members is responsible for ensuring the protection and maintenance of the waterhole. We raise awareness among residents about sustainable practices and ensure follow-up to ensure the proper functioning of the well and the quality of the water. In this way, we can ensure a sustainable and quality supply to the villagers.

The populations thus benefit from better living conditions, as evidenced by Estelle, 10 years old. She lives with her family in Anden Tenga, a village located nearly 160 km from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. Since the installation of a water tower in his village, his daily life has changed.” Before, we had to go very far to get water. We usually went there at night, because in the evening it was too busy, and fights broke out. Thanks to the water tower in my village, I don't have to go there so late. So I can go to school earlier”, the young fourth grader is delighted.

For populations, this access to drinking water is a symbol of hope. These water supply systems are transforming their daily lives and opening the door to a better future. Now, young and old alike have the opportunity to devote themselves to activities other than the daily search for water. The supply to drinking water is therefore synonymous with progress, life, education but also work.

Together, we can make a difference by bringing a source of life to those who need it, join us !

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