Loesche donation for charity: water project in Bangladesh
charity:water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries. 100% of all public donations directly fund water projects, and we prove every dollar using photos and GPS coordinates on a map.
charity:water – Loesche GmbH Project Update
Population: 162.2 million
People without access to clean water: 20%
People without access to sanitation: 47%
Bangladesh is the eighth most populated country in the world and and also one of the most densely populated. The country has gained global recognition by significantly reducing the mother and child mortality rates and by increasing gender parity in education. However water and sanitation remain a central issue. Surface water is often contaminated with human waste, arsenic and industrial pollution.
District: Chpai Nawabganj
Intervention: New Tube Well
Estimated Beneficiaries: 250
Implementing Partner: Concern Worldwide
Status: In Progress (Estimated Completion Early 2013)
Our project is in the construction and community engagement phase. This project addresses the critical shortage of clean water in the Chpai Nawabganj district by funding the construction of a tube well. Deep tube wells that access water from aquifers far underground are less likely to be contaminated with arsenic and ensure water is available year-round. Once the project construction is complete, our local partner will also form and train a local Water and Sanitation Committee on best sanitation and hygienic practices, safe water storage and water point management. These efforts instill a sense of ownership and responsibility for the project.