Did you know 30-50% of rural water projects in sub-Saharan Africa fail within 2-5 years? That means donors are repeatedly asked to construct and rehabilitate water points, creating an unsustainable cycle of dependency on external aid. Everflow, Lifeline’s local maintenance and repair business, works to prevent pump breakdowns and minimize costs through risk sharing. The model is designed to break the cycle of external donor dependency for continuous water access and remove the burden of borehole maintenance/repair from average constituents — all while maintaining a community management system where fiscal responsibility is on users.