Edirisa UK

Access to Clean Water Changes Lives

We construct 4,000 litre water harvesting tanks at the homes of the elderly, disabled and AID's affected families. They have a big impact on quality of life, providing easily accessible,clean water and improving health and hygiene. Every year we aim to construct another 10 tanks in the district.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1112743)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£8,000

Donations

2

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

  • This is a God given tank, we are very happy and grateful to those who provided the funds.

    — Irene Katara Aged 70

  • After my tank has filled with water I shall no longer have to go to the valley to collect water and my water will be clean.

    — Njunwoha Benon aged 70

  • This is a God given tank, we are very happy and grateful to those who provided the funds.

    — Irene Katara Aged 70

  • After my tank has filled with water I shall no longer have to go to the valley to collect water and my water will be clean.

    — Njunwoha Benon aged 70

Situation

Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill many people every year. It is mainly women and young girls who are responsible for walking to collect water for their families. Reduced journeys for water has a positive impact on schooling as children can spend more time in the classroom and for women more time to earn money. The area we work in is very hilly, houses scattered on hillsides and the water deep in the valleys. This is a real problem for the elderly and disabled.

Solution

Water harvesting is a basic, but functional, system of roof top rainwater harvesting – a tank and pipes to collect rain water from roof gutters, which provides clean water that is easily accessible, helping to improve health and hygiene. Rainwater is plentiful in the area and household tanks store enough water to last through the dry season giving water for drinking, cooking, washing clothes and bathing.