In developing countries, water found in nature is frequently undrinkable because it is polluted by harmful substances caused by human activities, such as offshore oil drilling in Cameroon. Water coming from rainfall or rivers also needs to be treated; if not, it can cause serious, often fatal diseases.
The villages and hospitals that we work with reported that patients who visit them suffer from diseases such cholera, dysentery, typhoid fever and Malaria, partly due to poor water quality.
Unfortunately, nearly ninety nine percent of the population we work with cannot afford bottled water in the daily or monthly basis. Most people in these areas care about putting food on the table. We welcome partnership in this area , to provide support and expertise for installing new wells for drinking water.