case studies

Thirsty Planet Case Studies

Access to clean water is a fundamental human right. Water is freedom. It not only has a massive impact on health but also means that children can go to school, women are less vulnerable to attack and communities can farm and sell their own produce, generating their own income. Clean water is the first stage to breaking the cycle of poverty.

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Ruth James

Ruth James Kamanga

"The old well proved dangerous during the rainy season and was the source of waterborne diseases."

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Elinat Johnathan

Elinat Johnathan

"Before the Elephant Pump, there had been three incidences of children falling in the open well. In one of the incidences a child was seriously injured.

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ER Luwa

ER Luwa

"My wife would gather water from an unprotected well using a rope and bucket . It was dangerous during the rainy season and wasn’t reliable."

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Pollyster 2

Pollyster Muchemwa

"The water was dirty and there was a risk of catching cholera or other waterborne diseases. I can now wash food in clean water."

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Magret Mebewe

Magret Mebewe

“We used to get water from the river where even animals were drinking from. We had a lot of cases of cholera

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Gasiano

Gasiano Brown Simango

"The situation was difficult, it was time consuming and needed someone with strong hands."

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Florence

Florence Mkumba

"With the Elephant pump, my life has changed. I no longer dread to get the water as it is easier to pump water and I can share the responsibility with my sons."

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Cecelia

Cecelia, Namadzi village

"Before the Elephant Pump was built families used the dirty pond as our best water source, this would often be dirty with weeds and have insects on top of the water."

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Ilene

Ilene Jongure

"We are going to engage some partners like schools, hotels and supermarkets so they buy our produce in bulk - that will get us more income.”

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Mary

Mary Jere

"Children could not get water without a fear of falling in."

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