S4x21 was cancelled, but the charity: water campaign goes on until Feb 28th. We have raised over $5,000, and are still well short of our $20K goal. Dale Peterson will match all donations until the goal is met.
The ICS community understands what automation can bring to the delivery of key services like power, transportation and … water. It is amazing what a difference basic water systems can make to a village that doesn’t have ready access to clean water.
Total Raised At S4x19 and x20 Date: $50,964
At S4x19 we raised $20K for charity: water, and these funds are being used now to refurbish two wells in Eastern Uganda. GPS and additional details should be available soon.
The $31K raised at S4x20 will fund projects to provide clean water for more than 1,000 people. We learn in October 2020 what project or projects this will fund.
The average charity: water Project is between $10K and $20K. For example, an $18K project built a piped system with tap stands that provided water to a town of 475 in Niger. The system used a borehole drilled deep into the ground with a submersible pump powered by solar panels. From the source, water is pumped into an elevated storage tank nearby. Through a pipeline network, water is distributed by gravity to individual tap stands located in one or more communities.
———– Learn More About How Charity: Water Does It ———–
Many of us have no idea what it’s like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink — even the water in our toilets is clean! But many people around the world don’t have that luxury. Every day, about 1,400 children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world. 100% of the money will be used to build clean water projects, and when they’re complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community we helped.
Four Sample Projects Similar To What We Will Fund