WaterCredit is the first program of its kind that puts micro-finance tools to work in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. By connecting financial institutions to communities in developing countries in need of clean water and toilets.
Having already provided access to more than 1 million people over the past 10 years, the new phase from 2014-2017 is equally ambitious, seeking to support full WASH coverage in the same focus geographical areas.
In a school visit, the team introduced a number of LifeStraw Community Filters — provided by the Follow the Liters Campaign that just kicked off this week. The program will provide clean water to 125,000 school children in western Kenya.
In 2007 he was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, but these days, Matt Damon is getting noticed for something far less sexy. "Probably the least sexy thing is water," says Damon. "But, you know, it's a huge issue for women and girls, and they're the ones affected the most. And, as a father of four girls, I feel it personally."
Access to safe water in Somaliland is a major challenge; it has been estimated that somewhere between 83%1 and 90%2 of the rural populations do not have access to safe drinking water. Most people living in Somaliland obtain their water from open sources, including springs, berkads, and dams.
Vital Capital joins an established list of previous backers that includes the International Finance Corp., Dow Chemical Co., Coca-Cola Co., Tata Capital and Irvine-based Sail Capital Partners, among others.
PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced that its recent work with WaterStep, a non-profit water purification agency, has enabled the organization to assist a greater number of disaster victims and those in need around the globe.
The program was launched in September 2013 to modernise water and sanitation services, improve health, decrease school drop-out rate and make financing for WASH more effective, according to Abiy Girma, the One WASH Coordinator at the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE).
APN International Projects Coordinator, Pastor Dale Armstrong, who recently returned from Ukraine, says the most immediate need there is humanitarian aid, including water purification tablets and individual medical kits for each soldier.
Cambodian deputy Prime Minister Yim Chhayly and Denise Rollins, acting assistant administrator for the US Agency for International Development (USAID)'s Bureau for Asia, jointly announced the project in Phnom Penh.
Making this disclosure in Abuja during a workshop on Performance Assessment, Benchmarking and Government Issues for Urban Water Sector in Nigeria, Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Sarah Ochekpe said this is to enhance the performances of the State Water Agencies for sustainable service delivery.
Water for Africa is delighted to announce the amazing support of ‘Samatrix’ with its work in Africa.
Samatrix as a company have always been supportive of local charities and have participated in many fundraising events over the years. Working in partnership with Water for Africa is one of their biggest charitable ventures to date.
The highlight of World Water Week day two was the Africa Focus sessions. Discussion points included the state and scale of hydropower,transboundary water management and the declining reliance on donor-funded infrastructure projects on the continent.