Lifeline’s initiatives target clean water and clean energy out of two core convictions:
First, taken together, the absence of access to these two basic resources is the greatest single cause of human misery in the developing world.
Second, providing affordable access to clean water and clean energy solutions is, by far, the most cost-effective way of reducing that misery.
As a direct result of Lifeline’s initiatives:
- Over 250,000 individuals who were forced to drink from contaminated sources and/or walk inordinate distances for their water have gained access to clean drinking water;
- Over 27,000 individuals whose water supply was frequently disrupted due to mechanical breakdowns have obtained continuous access to water an average of 364 days a year.
- Over 2 million individuals who had suffered the myriad hardships associated with open-fire cooking have gained access to fuel-efficient stoves