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.
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.