Water is an essential part of our lives. However, access to safe, clean water isn't a given. In fact, one in three people, worldwide, struggle to find a safe drinking water source in their community.
Without clean water and sanitation facilities, the risk of diarrhea, malaria and other waterborne diseases is very real, and very dangerous.
ChildFund works to improve access to clean water and sanitation services. As part of our Road Mapping process, community members identify areas where safe water isn't available, and work to create a plan for sustainable change.
In one area where we work in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, the problem of unsafe drinking water is quite significant. That's why, after coordinating with local government bodies, conducting a thorough engineering assessment and working with community members, ChildFund has started working to improve access to clean water for 361 families in Batticaloa.