A staggering 700 million people lack access to safe drinking water in India. Most rural families are unaware that the water they consume is contaminated, leading to several water-borne illnesses.
Community Pure Water builds sustainable water purification centers (WPCs) that purify locally available water, eliminating over 99% of chemical and biological contaminants. The purified water is made available 24x7 through our water dispensers, each of which serves at least 500 families and as many as 2500 people.
Women and girls are usually burdened with collecting water for family consumption. With reliable access to safe water, they spend less time collecting water and more time in school, developing skills, earning a living and contributing to their communities.
Waterborne diseases affect 38 million people in rural India each year, 75% of whom are children. When communities have access to safe drinking water, the prevalence of illnesses decreases, resulting in lower healthcare expenses and increased productivity.
With safe and affordable water, less time and money is lost to illness, families spend less time collecting water, and everyone has the opportunity to improve their lives. Families break out of the cycle of poverty and the local economy begins to thrive.
Waterborne illnesses often keep rural children out of school. With safe water access, students can stay healthy, attend classes regularly, and focus on studies. Additionally, the time spent fetching water is minimized, allowing children, especially girls, to continue their education.