At least 2 billion people worldwide rely on a contaminated drinking water source, and 785 million lack even a basic water service. Contaminated drinking water can transmit diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio, and causes roughly 485,000 diarrheal deaths each year.*
Global Partnerships (GP) invests in safe water enterprises that provide access to affordable, consistent clean water for households living in poverty.
WHO IS SERVED?
The target demographic is households without a reliable, nearby, clean and/or affordable water source living on <$5.50 PPP/person/day.
WHAT IS DELIVERED?
Households must receive: Affordable, clean water from reliable and safely managed water sources
Households may also receive: Training in water transport / storage and sanitation / hygiene practices
WHY IS IT IMPACTFUL?
Household health, productivity and quality of life increase due to:
- Lower exposure to water-borne disease & contaminants
- Less time lost to sickness and caring for sick family members
- Less time collecting water and/or boiling water
- Reduced burden on women and girls