Water Projects

Most of us take for granted that wherever we may live in New Zealand, there will be safe drinking water piped into our homes. For around 300 million people in sub Saharan Africa, this is a daily challenge. The lack of access to clean safe water and decent sanitation is commonplace. 7/ 10 people without access to basic sanitation live in rural sub-Saharan Africa.



Most of us take for granted that wherever we may live in New Zealand, there will be safe drinking water piped into our homes and a sewer system kept separate to take waste water away. We don’t expect to get sick from drinking the water, or to have to walk many miles every day to fetch enough water for the family to use.

For around 300 million people in sub Saharan Africa, this is a daily challenge. The lack of access to clean safe water and decent sanitation is commonplace. 7/ 10 people without access to basic sanitation live in rural sub-Saharan Africa.

In Uganda as an example, 4,000 children under 5 years old die every year from water borne disease.

Statistics sourced from (UNDESA 2014)

The facts in short

Dirty water is the bad sanitation is the 2nd largest child killer in the world

Our Water Projects

At International Needs, part of our mission is to help families create a sustainable future. We help families living in poverty and crisis in Uganda, Ghana, Bangladesh, Nepal and the Philippines. We support families in the core areas of Health, Education, Vocational Training, and Sustainable Community Development. We believe all these are important to help families grow in strength to support themselves

Clean water is a fundamental necessity for family life. If a child is sick, they cannot attend school and if a parent is sick they cannot go to work to support their families. We want to reduce mortality rates due to water-borne disease and reduce the indirect impacts on family life.

By donating to our Water Projects, you can help us do this.

3 steps of a water, sanitation and hygiene project

  1. Bore a new water well and install a new manual pump
  2. Build new toilets with families
  3. Educate families about good hygiene practices

Join us?

Donate to our water projects, commit to giving regularly or fundraise with us.

$30 The cost of training a local leader on good hygiene practices and providing them with hygiene information materials.

$500 The cost of a pit latrine toilet in Uganda. A gift of this amount could mean a whole family no longer defecates in the open.

$16,000 The cost to bore a water well and install a manual pump, providing 350 people with sustainable clean water.

Would you help change lives today?


Could you help us with a gift of $30 to help fund this project?

Please note: Your gift is fully tax deductible by Inland Revenue at 33.3% for donations to disaster relief, community development, child sponsorship and NZ Aid projects. If it is for evangelism, church planting and supporting church workers it is refunded at 6% - being a refund of the portion of administration charges used to run the NZ office.

Credit card/Debit card via PayPal
Donate using PayPal

Internet Banking Direct Credit

BNZ Tauranga Branch, account number 02-0432-0234652-000. Reference: "UGWaterWell18"

Should you require a receipt please email Gail at accounts@internationalneeds.org.nz and advise your full name, address, amount and date of donation. If possible please also advise your telephone number to enable us to contact you should we have difficulty in identifying your donation.


Cheque

Post to International Needs, PO Box 1165, Tauranga, 3140 with reference: "UGWaterWell18"

To enable us to send you a receipt, please advise your full name and address, telephone number or email address


If you have any questions please call 0800 463337