Clean Water

Flowing streams are sites for collecting drinking water, washing, laundering, and waste disposal. And yet, one community’s drinking reservoir may be downstream from the next community’s waste site. Running water and plumbing are rare and unreliable, and the nearest well may be hours on foot. Water-borne diseases plague entire communities, perpetuating cholera and other preventable illnesses. The issue of water affects everyone but, solutions are available, affordable, and simple.

SHGO and global partners work together to provide water – a basic human right – around our world. Communities with deep water wells, solar water pumps, and innovative filtration systems experience increased health and overall productivity. The simple pump of a well can save a community hours of walking, days of illness, and lifetimes of struggle.

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Water Wells in Bangladesh

Bangladesh rural and urban populations face distinct challenges—in urban areas, slums surrounding city limits pose complex development issues; in rural areas, isolated poverty persists in the lives of people without access to basic resources. One major challenge, however, remains central and persists regardless of urban or rural geography: water.

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Water Well in Merger, Haiti

In Merger, Haiti, Starlight Hand Ministries is changing a tragic history. Starlight Hand Ministries is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded and run by Seven Hills staff members from Haiti. Merger is a rural mountainous area outside of Port-au-Prince, the capital city, and the historical location of violent political and social struggles. However, in this small mountainside community, Starlight Hand Ministries is extending a warm welcome to community members and orphans in need of food, shelter, and basic survival needs.

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Water System in La Gonave

Getting water is only step #1; getting CLEAN water is the essential step #2. In Haiti, water-bourne diseases like cholera are rampant, and can debilitate entire communities. Roots of Development and SHGO understand that the challenge of water is not only availability, but ensuring the water that is provided is both clean and drinkable.

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Water Wells in Ghana

Clean water in Ghana is precious. In seven communities surrounding the rural Tema area, there is no indoor or outdoor plumbing. Some of these communities are surrounded by ocean shoreline; others are deep in the forests and fields. All of them lack proposer sanitation and healthcare, and none of them have consistent and reliable access to clean and drinkable water. To supply a region with water is supplying a lifeline to community development, lending sustainability to efforts affecting health, sanitation, and education. Water is a game changer, and YOU can make a difference in the lives of thousands by drilling for water.

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Water Wells in Sierra Leone

In rural Sierra Leone, water is a precious commodity. With indoor plumbing unheard of in the region, deep water wells provide clean drinking water for communities year-round. Without access to deep water wells, a young boy may walk for hours to find water and thus be unable to attend school. Or, a young girl may be forced to drink stream water which infects her with parasites from human and animal waste. A pregnant mother may experience complications from infested water. A father may fall ill from unclean water, and become unable to provide for his family.

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