Improving community access to clean water
In both urban and rural areas of the developing world, low-income families often lack access to clean water. Every year, two million people - mostly children - die from preventable waterborne illnesses. In Bangladesh, where many communities lack access to regular supplies of clean drinking water, the need for intervention remains great.
To address this challenge, WaterHealth International made a commitment to the Business Call to Action to build 50 water purification plants in villages that did not have water treatment facilities available. Through this initiative, WaterHealth commited to provide up to 50,000 people with access to clean drinking water at prices up to 20 times lower than traditional water service providers, while promoting local employment opportunities at the water purification plants.
WaterHealth's purification plants are providing more than one million people in India and West Africa daily access to safe, affordable water. WaterHealth continues to expand its presence in India and West Africa.