Forty percent of people in sub-Saharan Africa are forced to drink water that could kill them and seventy percent have no safe place to go to the toilet. This is claiming the lives of over two million people every year and condemning millions more to a life of poor health and diminished opportunity.
Water Works is a charity committed to assisting communities to gain access to safe drinking water and hygienic sanitation facilities. Our approach is not to give hand outs, but to empower people to meet their own needs. We do this by mobilising and training communities to identify, implement and manage their own developments. We have developed two water pump technologies that can be installed and maintained by community members using low cost and locally available materials. We concentrate our work in Malawi, helping some of the world’s poorest people find simple sustainable solutions to problems they face.