“We ARE Water”: Lifeline Leads the Way in Community-Funded Water Access
Learn how Lifeline, EverFlow program in Africa is working to revolutionize how communities are gaining access to water, “a resource we all need and will forever need because we’re made of it.”
Spreading Lessons of Good Hygiene Helps Spread Good Health
In rural Uganda, 1 in 12 children dies from preventable water-borne diseases before the age of 5. Without a piped water system, women and girls are forced to collect water for their households from contaminated lakes and puddles, or travel to a well in another village, which takes an average of two hours per day. Learn how one of Lifeline’s Hygiene and Sanitation Officers builds relationships with communities in rural Uganda and spreads lessons of good health and hygiene and redefining household practices.
“Regular, Clean and Safe”: Initiative Gets Water to Health Clinics
Getting clean water quickly isn’t just a matter of convenience to rural communities – it’s often the difference between life and death. The H2O + Water Initiative – piloted by Lifeline and Blue Planet Network in 2012 – aimed to bring clean water to rural populations and help under-served health clinics and communities in the Pallisa District of eastern Uganda, where 39 percent of the population lack access to clean water. Prior to the H2O + Water Initiative, staff working at health and maternity centers had to travel far and endure long lines for clean water, leaving patients back at the medical centers waiting, often with serious health conditions. The borehole provided by Lifeline has helped upgrade the quality of care, equipment cleaning is easier and access to water is now “regular, clean and safe.” ILF is working with the local government to evaluate implementing the H20 + Water model throughout all of Apic District, which could help several thousand people gain access to lasting clean water and sanitation. Learn more.
Lifeline, Stanford Make New Discoveries in Water Point Maintenance
Imagine a water supply that is accessed, managed, maintained and sustained by rural communities. That’s the vision behind Lifeline’s EverFlow Africa program, a community-funded rural water pump maintenance project to maintain rural water points so they run and have near 100 percent water all the time. To assess the program’s success, Lifeline has teamed up with Stanford University to determine the overall demand for EverFlow and the impact on households, communities and local governments of maintaining these local water points rather than letting them fall into disrepair and having to replace them at a higher cost. Learn more.