Through our technical expertise and community-driven approach, we have provided lasting clean water to more than a quarter of a million people across over 65 projects in East Africa to date. And, all of our projects are 100% successful, compared with the average industry success rate of only 40%.
HERE’S WHAT MAKES WELL AWARE’S APPROACH DIFFERENT: We have a team of technical experts including hydro-geologists, civil engineers and groundwater engineers who manage, plan, and design our projects from start to finish.
We are community-driven. From the very beginning, we establish a true, collaborative partnership with each community. They present to us what their current water situation is, what their goals are, and how they plan to manage the project. From there, we work with the community to design a water system that will utilize their existing resources to kick-start long-term success.
We maintain partnerships and support ongoing water system needs to ensure the longevity of all of our water projects. While most of our communities are now self-sustaining, we regularly check in on our water systems to measure impact and our local team is reachable for problems that arise.
In addition to Well Aware’s innovative approach, we utilize new technologies to make our work more efficient and cost-effective, including: solar power, purification, water kiosk technology, and mobile-to-mobile banking.
Once clean water becomes available in a community, disease rates drop 64% on average, education rates increase 34%, and education rates for girls, specifically, increase 58%. With clean water, communities are able to thrive, grow, and develop. Agriculture is able to take off, gender equality improves, and overall economic activity increases.
Through our comprehensive, community-based approach, we provide tailored solutions that last, not just for a little while, but for generations to come.