Today, it is estimated that 1.1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water, and over twice as many are living without access to basic sanitation. Providing wells and latrines is not enough to end water poverty around the world.
That is why IPS® Corporation supports organizations and initiatives dedicated to long-term solutions and sustainability.
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IPS Corporation is a Global Sponsor of Water For People, a nonprofit humanitarian organization that currently works in 11 developing countries around the world (Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and India) to help provide sustainable, long-lasting, safe drinking water resources and improved sanitation facilities.
Founded in 1991, Water For People strives to create the ability of local communities to plan, build, finance, maintain and operate their own systems. It focuses on lasting solutions by leveraging local resources, testing innovative ideas and conducting extensive monitoring. The organization works in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America to show that its successful programs are adaptable around the world and can be replicated anywhere. From Ecotoilets in Uganda and Malawi to PlayPumps in Rwanda and around the world, Water For People invests in innovative ideas. In addition, its use of local resources, community development and local management of water systems helps to assure successful solutions to water issues.
Watch a video here about Water For People’s continuing work in Bolivia.
For more information about how you can become involved with Water For People, visit http://www.waterforpeople.org/get-involved/
Photography courtesy of Water For People