Why Water and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)?

Over one billion people lack access to safe water

That’s 1 in every 6 of us.

Over 2.8 billion people lack access to improved sanitation

That’s more than 35% of the world’s population.

Lack Access to Improved Sanitation35%

 

“THE NEW WELL HAS TRANSFORMED THE LIVES OF COMMUNITIES IN THE VILLAGE OF AYITO”

– SUSAN (CHAIRPERSON OF THE WATER COMMITTEE IN AYITO)

Susan is a beneficiary from Ayito village in Uganda. Her community was suffering from illness due to their contaminated water source. Through our work with local partners in Uganda Ryan’s Well Foundation was able to provide Susan, her family, and the surrounding communties with a safe water source and the WASH training to maintain good health. This training helped Susan in the building of her drying rack and a new latrine.

What is “the safe water chain”?

The Safe Water Chain includes all processes involved in ensuring that water is not contaminated, from the point of accessing the water source to the moment of consumption. Key stages in the Safe Water Chain include water collection, handling, transportation, storage and treatment, and consumption.


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