Turning the Tide: Clean International's Mission to End Water Injustice
The Global Water Crisis and Well Wishes
One of the main issues contributing to the global water crisis is water scarcity, which leads to the daily walk for water. This means that community members, often women and children, have to walk for hours to obtain water for their families. However, the water they collect is often contaminated with disease and parasites, and the time spent collecting it prevents many people from receiving an education or making a living.
Access to clean water from locally dug wells with hand pumps is one solution to this problem. The construction and maintenance of these wells are crucial for improving the quality of life around the world. Clean International's goal is to give communities the means and resources to fix and maintain wells now and in the future.
How Well Wishes Works
To repair a pump or well, the community first shares their request for a new well. Then, community members and local teams are trained to repair the wells, and donors are found to fund the repairs. After a well is repaired, local community members have access to clean water and no longer have to walk for dirty water. Clean International also provides ongoing monitoring and maintenance for all of the repaired wells.
Clean International's Impact and Partnerships
One of Clean International's current partnerships is with HTSCongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where they are working village by village to repair wells and improve the lives of those in need. To stay updated on the Well Wishes program and learn about opportunities to get involved, follow Clean International on social media or sign up for their monthly email updates. If you or your group is interested in partnering with Clean International, you can email them at [email protected].