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Accounts from Venezuela: Innovating for Access to Clean Water
Eighty percent of Venezuelans do not have access to clean water, and many can only rely on polluted water sources. Thanks to the work of our innovators, more than 600 families in Venezuela now have a water point of proven quality, less than 30 minutes away from their homes and free of charge.
Our innovators working in Venezuela share the joy of success in providing clean water for vulnerable communities:
“A good part of the beneficiaries consumed unfit water before the implementation of our project. Sometimes they did not have enough money to buy bottled water and they resorted to natural sources or those offered at the houses of friends or neighbors. Even so, it could be verified that these water sources did not meet the sanitary requirements either. The water even developed a bad smell after being stored for days. Sometimes it also brought many sediments of earth, mud and / or sand. After the installation of the plants, all these conditions have improved, in compliance with current sanitary regulations and offering the community the advantage of accessing already treated water that does not require another method to be applied before consuming it.
[The community] has told us about the tranquility that comes with, for example, being able to make bottles for babies knowing that the water will no longer cause health consequences. As well as families are grateful that they have reduced the time and money that before they had to use to obtain water that many times was not even drinkable.
Since the start of the project, more than 600 families now have a water point of proven quality, less than 30 minutes away from their homes and free of charge. Additionally, other families in the area are accessing the water service at a lower cost.”
An account by our innovators working in the Access to Clean Water initiative in Venezuela.