Cleaning drinking water is a basic human right many take for granted. It is estimated that over 2 billion people still do not have access to clean drinking water. A great number of families spend hours per day collecting firewood and boiling their drinking water over an open fire resulting in Co2 emissions and deforestation. This project provides access to clean drinking water to approximately 102,000 additional residents in Tete, Sofala and Manica provinces in central Mozambique, by installing boreholes, a form of drilling system where natural water can be extracted from the ground directly.
The social and environmental benefits this project offers are the reasons why we selected this project.
● Improve hygiene and wellbeing including a reduction of disease like Cholera.
● Less firewood is consumed per household.
● Boreholes reduce the time spent collecting firewood and water. This time can now be used on education and generating additional income.
● Estimated 180,000 tonnes of C02 emissions are reduction per year through this project.