01Using water to build paid work and income

WfM operates in a rural region with high unemployment. The project has multiple aims. The basic aim is to provide clean water as the base for further development and health.  The techniques to achieve this are labor intensive  and create manufacturing units as well as items for trade. Paid work is created for the women’s groups who are the core of the project as well as for the workers, craftspeople and sales personnel involved in this.  Income is generated at the local level. The import of „plug-and-play“ technologies with which it is also possible to generate clean water is avoided by WfM as much as possible.

02Better quality of life

In areas that suffer from lack of clean water women and children often spend significant amounts of time seeking water of dubious quality. The children often miss school and there is little time for gardening, which is essential for nutritional needs. Clean water that is generated in the home reduces the time spent searching for water. It also greatly minimizes infectious diseases and their consequences on family and community members.  WfM’s goal is to greatly improve the quality of life of the area by providing clean water and paid work.

03Maintaining and improving conditions for local populations

High unemployment and lack of clean water are often the causes of massive migration to cities. On the other hand, refugees from war torn regions have been resettled into rural areas, including at present the areas in which WfM operates. WfM projects therefore contribute to maintaining local populations on site rather than becoming migrants themselves.

clean water as basis of development

overall improvement of quality of life

intensive labour techniques build a small manufacturing concern

job creation as contribution to maintaining local populations