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There are still many people without access to clean water. But we help those who need it most by drilling deep into the ground to extract water, build wells, provide sanitation and hygiene training and help with innovative solutions. Because thanks to water, there is food. Water enables children to go to school. Water promotes health, safety, community, stability, growth and a good future. Water means life. And that is why we are committed to providing clean water throughout the African continent.
Water means that families and communities can grow their own food and prepare it safely.
When children no longer have to walk for hours to fetch water for their families, they spend their time at school instead.
Clean water and basic sanitation protect our communities from disease, malnutrition and even death.
With water, the communities can grow fresh vegetables and look after their livestock. This promotes business in the local markets and strengthens the role of women and girls.
Community gardens: Aliza Deng Lual has joined a group of farmers in Apanda, South Sudan. “A lot has changed in my life since ForAfrika rehabilitated this well. We were able to create this garden and grow our own vegetables. I have also received tools and expertise. Now I produce millet, ground nuts and sesame seeds. Now I can feed my children myself.”
Break time: A young boy enjoys the refreshment between lessons at the Nikuapa School in Mozambique. The principal of the school, Clarissa Nakulenga, had trouble getting the children to stay in school before they built the large water tanks and toilets in the school. “We used to have around 25 children per class, but now there are 50-60,” she says.
Clean hands: A young child is shown how to wash his hands before receiving his lunch at a KITA in South Africa. Hygiene and good sanitary facilities are at the top of our list of priorities – a simple but very effective measure against the spread of disease.
Water for all: Awuru Amalia beams as she pumps water from a community well in Omugu, Uganda. The 68-year-old used to have to walk 15 km from home with other villagers to fetch water from the river to provide food and income. The new well is now right on her doorstep and makes it easy for her to access the precious water – now her fields can thrive.