FOUNTAINS OF HOPE

Embrace Relief’s Clean Water campaign has already brought clean drinking water and increased sanitation to over 400,000 people with your help. Our new project “Fountains of Hope” will expand our current operations to include reconstructing non-operational wells, allowing us to reach more people. Please consider supporting today.

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Embrace Relief has begun a new project called “Fountains of Hope.”

Through our new program, Embrace Relief will be leveraging its knowledge and experience of building water wells throughout Chad, Cameroon, and Nigeria to rebuild non-functioning wells throughout the region.
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Embrace Relief has seen a real need for this project throughout the region. According to The International Institute for Environment and Development, over 50,000 water supply points across sub-Saharan Africa are not functioning. Other reports have found that up to 45% of water wells in the region are non-operational. Although many communities throughout the region have had access to clean water from water wells in the past, they are no longer able to enjoy this source of clean water due to the inadequate construction of existing water wells and little to no continued maintenance. To start, Embrace Relief will be reconstructing 15 water wells in Chad and Cameroon; however, we have identified hundreds of water wells in the area that are currently non-operational. We need your help to be able to expand our project and restore clean water access to thousands of suffering individuals.

Why Dig Deep Wells?

In the short term, it may seem more cost-effective to cease digging once you reach the water table. However, shallow wells are susceptible to surface contamination, contributing to diseases such as E. coli, salmonella typhi, Schistosoma, cholera, and hepatitis A. This is especially true with wells on the African continent. While 30 meters — or roughly 98.42 feet — is generally considered a safe depth, Embrace Relief ensures the best quality water by digging to a depth of 45 meters — or roughly 147.64 feet. According to the American Groundwater Trust, increasing the well depth and the length of the well casing will result in a longer flow path. The longer the length of time water is in the subsurface, the likelihood that bacteria will die-off or be trapped by soil and rock improves. Learn More About Our Two Types Of Water Wells
Embrace Relief will ensure that all of the reconstructed wells provide a safe and reliable source of water to communities for at least five years. We will continuously monitor the reconstructed wells and provide any maintenance should the need arise. At Embrace Relief, we prioritize well researched, sustainable solutions that have a broad impact across communities in need. Over 40% of sub-Saharan Africa’s population lacks access to a basic water supply and over 70% are without basic sanitation. The lack of access to clean water and sanitation has detrimental effects on sub-Saharan Africa’s population. These effects lead to larger issues within the societies and economies of developing countries. “Fountains of Hope” will help in minimizing these effects by expanding clean water access in the area. With your help, we will be able to bring clean water to hundreds of thousands of people and reduce child mortality, gender inequalities, and many other issues gripping the region today. Please consider supporting the new “Fountains of Hope” program.
Scarcity
Worldwide, it is estimated that more than 800,000 people die from diarrhea caused by unsafe drinking water. This accounts for 1 in 9 child deaths worldwide.
Waterborne Illness
Children around the world miss 443 million days of school each year due to waterborne illness.
Hard Conditions
On average, women and girls in developing countries walk approximately 3.5 miles every day, carrying 5 gallons of water to their families. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, women spend about 40 billion hours a year collecting water

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6

Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
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