Today, more than 30% of the African population does not have access to clean water. They drink dirty water, wash themselves in it. As a result, they get sick and die. For example, blindness resulting from conjunctivitis (Trachoma is also present in Poland) caused by bacteria is very widespread and can be avoided by simply washing hands and face after returning home. Diarrheal diseases are common.
Most of the remaining nearly 60% of the inhabitants who have access to clean water fetch it from wells, usually a few kilometres from their homes. Then, they carry it back walking several kilometres with a few litres of water to supply the entire family for a day. It is drinkable and comes from drilled or dug wells. They are usually located in the centre of the village so that everyone can access it. However, there is not enough of it to suffice for basic hygiene. Usually, there are no waterworks there.
One in four health care facilities in Africa does not have basic water services.
3 out of 10 people do not have access to safe drinking water and 6 out of 10 people do not have access to hygienically safe sanitary facilities.
Between 1990 and 2015, the number of people using improved drinking water sources increased from 76% to 91%. Thanks to the activities of non-governmental organizations, there has been progress in the access to drinking water.
In 80% of households without access to water, women and girls are burdened with fetching water.
Approximately 1,000 children die every day from diarrhoea and its complications, which are preventable diseases transmitted by dirty water or linked to poor sanitation.
According to the World Health Organization, about 6,000 children die every day due to diseases related to the lack of drinking water…EVERY 15 SECONDS ONE CHILD DIES IN OUR WORLD DUE TO LACK OF ACCESS TO WATER! So you can convert a child’s life into PLN … Assuming that the child needs 3 litres of water a day. 1.5 litres of water in a Polish store is about PLN 1. The survival of one child in some poor region of the world would cost Poles 3 PLN a day. 90 PLN per month. Every zloty can save a child’s life. Just spend it for this purpose.
Each source of water in the form of a drilled well and one medical aid station near the well equipped with sanitation and one or two trained persons (a nurse) will bring a noticeable improvement in the hygiene level in a given locality. Life will become more bearable. Children and young people will be able to take up more education and improve their and their families’ chances for a better future, right there in their homelands.
Our mission is to provide African people with access to clean water close to where they live. We will achieve this by building wells and water purification stations. Together with the residents, we will create conditions around these places for the development of local nursing care facilities, health education and basic education. Each well there is a step forward towards life, health and a better future.
We make ourselves known to the inhabitants of Tanzania as effectively and consciously acting people from Poland. In Tanzania, this movement was already initiated by other Polish non-governmental organizations operating on many developmental levels. This allows us to benefit from their knowledge. In Africa, it is not possible to wash your hands before a meal because there is no water supply. However, one source of water in the form of a drilled well and one medical aid station near the well equipped with sanitary facilities and one trained nurse would be sufficient, and the standard of hygiene would increase significantly. That is why we create this mission.
Hygiene education for the inhabitants of the towns and villages where they live will contribute to the reduction of infectious diseases spreading due to the lack of knowledge about basic hygiene requirements.
We will reverse the daily tragedies of mothers who are unable to give their children clean drinking water by building wells in African villages.
We will reverse the daily struggles of entire families who have nowhere to wash themselves, use toilet and dispose of impurities by building a network of sanitary stations in each district. We will change hygienic ignorance into conscious care for hygiene. We will make it possible by educating nurses and hygienists from the most backward regions, so that they can educate the local population on the spot.
We start our mission in Tanzania. Like many other African countries, Tanzania lacks a water and sanitation infrastructure, and, thus, infectious diseases are transmitted. Most countries in the world struggle with water scarcity. It is estimated that over 1.2 billion people have limited access to water, and 200 million suffer from thirst.
These figures have pushed us into action. We cannot look away and pretend that there is no problem. For, as a consequence, this problem also affects our country.
Through the transmission of infectious diseases and not only those from poor and backward countries to European countries. Huge numbers of immigrants move every day. So let us limit infection and disease spread through the education and water treatment. It is predicted that by 2025 roughly one third of global population will not have access to sufficient drinking water.
Our foundation wants to help change these indicators. The foundation plans to gradually expand the area of its operation, starting in the small village of Antakae in Tanga Region, Tanzania, by providing clean water access throughout the Tanga Region. By operating in the Manyara District, we will provide the inhabitants of several villages with drinking water.
We operate in Tanzania but we will gradually expand the area of operation to the regions of Africa affected by war or famine. In the future, the Foundation also wants to contribute to providing permanent humanitarian aid to refugees in South Sudan by providing water, food and clothing.