We have teamed up with Charity:water to sponsor a project offering clean water to a community in Nepal. Nepal is known for its beautiful Himalayan mountains, deep rolling valleys, and richly flowing streams. Many of its water sources are not only difficult and dangerous to access, they are highly contaminated. Half of the children living in Nepal are underweight and 60% of childhood deaths result from malnutrition, exacerbated by having to drink dirty water. Additionally, over 1/2 of the population lives without toilets and access to adequate sanitation.
Charity:water is teaming up with a local group, Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH). This group provides lifesaving water and sanitation services to rural communities in Nepal. By constructing gravity-fed piped water systems, NEWAH delivers pure spring water across miles of rugged terrain directly to school tap stands. Charity:water also trains community members to conduct sanitation and hygiene education, and ensure community ownership and project sustainability. By forming local water communities to oversee and maintain every water project, they get the locals involved.
Access to clean water is easy to take for granted when it is available. So, let’s make this a reality for everyone. After all, we’re all in this thing together, right?
An average water project completion and reporting cycle takes 21 months. 100% of this money goes towards the water project costs on the ground. 50% for materials, 20% for local staff costs, 10% for mobilization, and 20% for in-country program support. Access to clean, safe drinking water can be a catalyst for improving health, balancing gender equality, increasing access to education and powering economic growth. Thank you for joining us in improving lives. With your help, Osso Good gives back. #ossogoodtogive