Water scarcity in Africa is an ongoing crisis needing our attention. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one of every three people is impacted by a lack of clean water in the African region. WHO adds that the problem is getting worse because the water supply can’t meet the demand of the region’s growing population and urbanization. There is an answer.
What Is the Solution to Water Scarcity in Africa?
There is a solution to water scarcity in Africa. We believe the answer starts with compassion followed by a clarified mission to implement sustainable solutions.
1. The Solution Begins With Compassion
The solution to any human rights issue, such as the right to have access to clean water, begins with compassion. However, compassion is more than a feeling. And it’s more than empathy. Compassion is taking action. With Jesus as our example, caring about how someone suffers on the other side of the world when they don’t have clean water leads us to do something about it.
2. The Solution Requires a Mission
Once we are filled with compassion about water scarcity in Africa, it compels us to action, and that requires a defined mission to keep us on track. At Healing Waters, our mission is to end the global water crisis.
3. Implement Solutions
After action-inspiring compassion and a mission are in place, we’re ready to implement solutions to end water scarcity in Africa. Healing waters integrates water treatment systems, health and hygiene programs, and business operations training.
- Water Treatment Systems
Healing Waters has creative teams, including an innovative engineering team that has designed water treatment systems that provide accessible and safe water communities can afford.
Every water treatment system is custom-designed to meet the needs of the community. We incorporate the unique energy sources available to them and calculate how much water is needed. Our systems purify whatever kind of water source the community has — including brackish water.
Our systems are designed to eliminate the risk of operator error and provide safe water by removing harmful substances with separation membrane technology. They recover up to 30% more water than similar systems and save 75-96% of the water that passes through, which is then placed into sanitized bottles.
- Health and Hygiene Programs
It would be unethical for us to implement water treatment systems in a community and leave feeling good that we have done our part. We provide health and hygiene programs relevant to each community’s culture to foster lasting behavior changes and ensure lasting impact.
Healing Waters’ programs focus on physical and spiritual health. We empower the women and children in communities to know God’s love and their value in His sight. We also teach them about hygiene, how water is contaminated, and how to prevent the spread of germs.
- Business Operations Training
Water scarcity solutions are incomplete without training the local community leaders to sustain them for long-term success. We train local operators in the community to operate, maintain, and repair the equipment. We also equip them in administration to manage their own small water businesses.
To provide solutions to water scarcity in Africa, we need to partner with people like you. If your heart is moved to make a difference in the lives of others suffering without access to clean water, contact us today and find out how you can join us to end the global water crisis.
We’re on a mission to end the global water crisis. We build holistic clean water solutions and spread God’s love in at-risk communities around the world, empowering people not just to survive, but to thrive – physically, socially and spiritually.