Lack of Access to Clean Water
In most of Nicaragua, clean water is a scarce natural resource.
For struggling Nicaraguan families, it is an expensive process to purify water from rivers and streams. An expense they cannot afford.
In rural Baja Mexico, there is clean water available. However not everyone can afford a water tank and the continual refilling.
They cannot transport drinking water to their house because of the heaviness of water jugs and the miles they have to walk.
Even when people have access to water, they cannot drink it because it is not purified and makes them sick.
In rural areas farms are a big impact. They have access to water for their crops.
When it rains it pours, as the old saying goes. It’s true for Baja.
During the rainy season, the dry riverbed flows for weeks.
If the local community could be taught how to capture rainwater and purify it. It would be beneficial to their livelihoods.
In Zambia, Africa there are 6 million people who lack access to basic water services.
Only 19% of the rural population have access to sanitation.
Women and girls are generally the ones who are getting water for their families.
They often spend most of their day doing so.
Providing a well within a community would allow young girls to continue to receive an education as they often have to drop out as they are unable to attend and get water for the family.
Farmers are often dependent on the rain to water their crops.
By implementing irrigation systems, it will allow crops to grow in the non-rainy seasons and provides food to families.
This is where uReach comes in.
We plan to drill a well, and then transport the water to a local church, which will then be distributed to the community.
We seek to make potable water easily accessible to these families and communities.
This is key to generating life and a thriving community of men, women and children.