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Our Mother's Day Gift: Water

Our Mother's Day Gift: Water

It’s Mother’s Day. Hopefully all of you mothers out there enjoyed a relaxing day—a hot shower, a homemade breakfast, some tea or coffee, and some help with the laundry. We think every mother should, including mothers in the developing world. 

Water Harvesting: Collecting a Limited Resource

Water Harvesting: Collecting a Limited Resource

Modeling safe harvesting systems on individual homes is a sustainable and duplicable solution to the systemic water problem. Our philosophy of development focuses on the knowledge, training and experience of workers before they implement programs and technologies in these areas.  

Water Woes

Water Woes

India’s water is being used faster than seasonal rains can replenish it.  Almost 85% of India’s accessible water is contaminated.  In a place where more than 200 million people have no access to clean water, every drop is essential.  Improper sanitation and agricultural runoff allows for waste to seep into water sources making them unusable.  A lack of legislation allows for big industries to drain local aquifers while contaminating rivers and lakes.

Water for Life

Water for Life

According to UNICEF/WHO Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP), nearly one billion people live without access to clean water, with the majority living in Sub-Sahara Africa. Daily, five thousand children die needlessly due to waterborne illnesses. These are serious problems. Seeing these issues firsthand caused Josh Kurtz to greatly consider learning how to work towards eradicating such problems in small African communities. He recently attended a well digging training course that  taught him how to find water, drill for water using three different techniques, and extract water in order to provide clean drinking water for communities without it.