More than 300 million Africans lack access to safe water. At the same time, Africa has abundant water sources, most of which are not being used to their full effectiveness, including 17 large rivers and more than 160 major lakes. In fact, Africa only uses about 4 percent of its total annual renewable water resources.
One of the greatest current challenges to ensuring all Africans have access to clean water is to getting water from where it is to where it is needed the most. OIC International’s Clean Water and Sanitation programs therefore concentrate on improving a community’s access to water, as well as sanitation control, thereby helping provide the people of Africa with clean, drinkable water.
These programs in Africa vary from drilling wells and boreholes to forming locally-managed Water and Sanitation committees to provide training in hygiene education. By tapping into local resources, OIC International creates efficient programs that are sustainable and encourage local self-reliance and entrepreneurship.
Health and wellness in areas such as Ghana and Guinea starts with access to clean water. Without it, disease prevails. We need your help to make clean water available to those who need it the most.
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Your OIC International Team
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