Important is 11 years old and she attends one of the over 2,400 schools in South Africa that does not have a reliable source of clean water. She and her fellow learners must walk to a neighboring secondary school with jerry cans in wheelbarrows to retrieve a limited supply water for drinking and cooking. Lack of access to water creates hardship for eager learners like Important, but you can help us change that!
The core of our program is to provide water to underprivileged schools. When schools get a reliable source of fresh, clean water the health of students improves and economic development can begin.
Once schools have water, they can begin to cultivate gardens. We provide them with seeds and irrigation equipment, and school staff learn how to maximize resources through our permaculture program.
Most rural schools only have crude, unhygienic pit toilets which spread disease. Because water tends to be scarce in this region, environmentally-friendly waterless toilets are the best solution.