Water is next to air the most important resource that a person needs to survive. According to the United Nations, about 800 million people do not have access to clean drinking water. In the Sub-Sahara Africa, in the Sahel zone, even more than 45% of the population lack access to clean drinking water.
The extreme drought of the past decades has exacerbated the problem: surface waters are often evaporated and humans, animals and agriculture compete for the remaining scarce resources. Millions of women and children spend several hours every day collecting water. On the often-troublesome paths many has become victims of sexual violence.
The poor quality of the dirty water, often collected in ponds, causes serious transmissible diseases, e.g. Diarrhea, dysentery, typhus, and cholera. More than 400 million schooldays are missed every year by diseases related to unclean drinking water.
IN REMOTE AREAS WITHOUT ACCESS TO MODERN MEDICINE, DISEASES CAN BE FATAL. ABOUT 3.4 MILLION PEOPLE DIE EACH YEAR FROM THE CONSEQUENCES OF UNCLEAN DRINKING WATER, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OF AGE.
Water is Life
Easy access to clean drinking water provides a new life: protection from illness, protection from violence and more education, since fewer illness-related missing days are created in the school.
DAKIE International e.V. contributes to the fight against the water crisis: Innovative solar water pumps help people access clean drinking water – even in the most remote areas.
The solar pumps have been designed to pump water from a depth of up to 100m without additional operating costs (solar energy), even on cloudy days. They are low-maintenance designed and can be easily installed on site with local skills.
PLEASE HELP US AND GET INVOLVED IN CLEAN DRINKING WATER!
MAKE THE DIFFERENCE – ALONE OR TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS FOR A VILLAGE.
Each donation helps with the purchase, transport and installation of the solar pumps. Every donation helps save lives and give hope.