The Clean Water Initiative blesses over a million people from all faiths, countries, and ethnicities each year as it helps communities with three pillars of health: clean water sources, improved sanitation facilities, and proper hygiene training. With a heavy emphasis on community participation, the initiative organizes an intricate network of both volunteers and temporary staff. Local and easily-repairable equipment is combined with community donations of time, skills, and materials to create fresh water and latrine systems for communities around the world.
Based on an evaluation of natural resources available to an area, we leave in place water and sanitation systems that are built with local technology and often maintained by the community itself.
Local citizens are given the responsibility to determine a water-use fee as well as maintain the water system both during the project and after its completion.
Family representatives receive training on proper sanitation and hygiene practices from a designated trainer in their community each week during the project.