Access to Safe and Sustainable Drinking Water Sources
The United Nations has declared that ‘Access to safe drinking water for all’ is a basic human right that should be realised by 2030. Nearly 160 million people in India still do not have access to safe water for drinking or domestic consumption. To tackle this, the Indian Government’s ‘Jal Jeevan’ Mission aims to provide safe potable tap water to every rural household in India by 2024.
Living Water India is working towards achieving the UN SDG target through its various interventions. We serve marginalized communities that do not have access to safe water by:
Providing sustainable solutions for clean water
Training communities so that they can preserve, sustain and make proper use of the resources by partnering with community leaders and government bodies
Ensuring that the work we do for these communities is environmentally sustainable, today and in the years to come
Hand pumps installed & Borewells dug – 3,000
Lives impacted – 9,00,000
Access to Better Sanitation and Health Services
The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6.2 stipulates that by 2030, countries should ‘Achieve access to adequate and equitable Sanitation and Hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations.’
India is home to the largest number of open defecators in the world. Our startling statistics in Sanitation and Hygiene calls for an urgent intervention by various stakeholders.
210 million lack access to basic sanitation facilities
1 in 5 child deaths in India occur due to diarrhoea
1 in 4 latrines in schools is broken or dysfunctional causing children, especially girls in most cases to drop out
Having a household latrine, like having access to water, is critical in creating a healthy living environment in rural areas. The `Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ has made a big progress in this area. However, unhygienic conditions and practices at homes are posing many health issues. Living Water India focuses on long-term behavioural change towards Sanitation and safe Hygiene practices.
Our interventions help to:
Identify the Sanitation and Hygiene requirements of households and
Sensitise and develop healthy Sanitation and Hygiene practices through various programs like:
Training communities and driving behavioural change through the Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach.
The “School-led Total Sanitation” (SLTS) approach focuses on handwashing, maintenance of water sources, and disease prevention.
340 Community latrines built impacting 5,000 lives
2,600 community sanitation and training camps for over 1,20,000 individuals
145 hygiene camps impacting 11,500 rural school students
10 medical camps benefitting over 2,000 students and their families
Access to Basic Education for Children
Education is the most effective weapon against poverty, social exclusion and other inequalities. The right to basic education for all, as well as the availability of appropriate learning opportunities throughout their lives, is critical for the development of strong and resilient communities.
Living Water India has been collaborating closely with partners, empowering education to ensure that all children have access to high-quality childhood development. We are associated with a flagship program called ‘Green Square,’ which focuses on pre-primary education. We engage in the program by:
Focusing on enhancing educational techniques in Anganwadi centres
Mentoring, monitoring and providing on-site support to them
Empowering Anganwadi teachers
Helping them initiate practical assessments
Training them in the measurement of progress
The Green Square program focuses on shaping and providing positive inputs to children at a critical juncture in their lives when they are laying the groundwork for a life of growth and development. Children at this age retain the skills and knowledge they acquire. As a result, the Green Square program works to improve their reading and writing skills while also strengthening their life skills. Through Aftercare Study Centres we have prioritized children's education and
future specially focusing on girls’ education.
Access to Better Livelihood for Adults
The economic growth of every nation is intricately linked to a sustained and inclusive way of creating jobs and avenues of earning money for all. Through our effective intervention, we have been able to:
Help more than 400 smallholder farmers increase their productivity by
introducing and training them on Sustainable Agricultural practices like
Crop Rotation, Intercropping etc.
Together with our benefactors and beneficiaries, we have set up a Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem where the farmers are benefitted by:
Stable Agricultural Development
Better Economic Growth
Sustainable Management of Natural Resources
Create linkages to producer groups, helping the farmers to get better value for their produce and thus leading to better living standards
The results are already showing through our initiatives in this sphere with successful funding bids, fruitful introductions, shared knowledge, and a deeper collective understanding of the overall process.