One in two people in developing countries cannot access clean water, and hundreds die every day due to illnesses related to contaminated water. In much of the developing world, people have to walk for miles with a container to get their daily water requirement.
Recognizing the need the United Nations (UN) has declared 2005 - 2015 as international decade for action. Humanity First’s quest is to provide better access to water and sanitation to developing nations and communities devastated by natural disaster. Water for Life ensures that villagers are given a sustainable clean water supply by drilling wells and installing mechanical pumps, by improving sanitation through educational campaigns and by providing adequate quantity of water. A typical water hand pump can serve at least 400 villagers.
Since 2005, Humanity First USA has installed dozens of wells in Asia and Africa, which provide potable drinking water for over 30,000 people. In May 2009 alone, Humanity First USA has restored 20 water wells in Ghana, West Africa. Our teams are working on installing several more wells in Ghana, Liberia and Tanzania.
We have a track record and we can deliver. For these people in need, the wells you help us install provide them with their daily essential water requirements to sustain life. A donation of $5000 for a water well and hand pump will provide water for life for a village of 500.