By flamingofoundation, Apr 22 2015 6:40PM
It’s easy to take water for granted – it comes straight out of the tap whenever we want it – but for tribal communities in India it can be nearly impossible to find safe water.
This is why we’re launching a safe water project at two slums in Chhattisgarh, India, to give Baiga communities reliable access to safe water. We’ll be working to revive traditional water systems for some 500 households – that’s 2,500 people who will soon have access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation services.
Over the long term, the goal is to work with the communities to reduce pollution levels in the ground water and improve sanitation, thereby improving the health of everyone. We’ll empower people to design and implement water collection and recharge systems and set up a fund to help with the ongoing costs. Education is a vital part of the programme, so we’ll be explaining the important of hygiene and sanitation too.
All this will give people a much better chance of a healthy life, building stronger communities for years to come and helping to break the poverty cycle.
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