AWS provides solutions
Rain Water Harvesting
We construct 6,000 litre capacity tanks for households especially in areas with plenty of rainfall but with very few sources of water.
The tanks help reduce time spent to move long journeys to fetch water which is accompanied by many other risks especially for children and mothers. Through the rain water harvesting tanks, we are able to avail mothers more time to take care of their homes and also do income generating activities since they don’t have to spend over 4 hours just looking for 20 litres of water and for the children more time in school since they don’t have to wake up early in the morning to fetch water.
The tanks are constructed with the help of the community members to foster ownership and stewardship so it is a partnership.
Build Simple Household Infrastructure
They teach communities how to construct tippy taps (hand-washing station) built from a plastic jerry can and sticks.
Solar Water Disinfection(SODIS)
Simply put, SODIS turns contaminated water into clean drinking water. Because SODIS is the cornerstone of our program, we have improved accessibility to clean water for thousands of people without drilling any new water wells in Africa or building complicated infrastructure.