We visit every village where we've drilled a well once a month.
We provide on-going education to people about sanitation and proper hygiene, continuing to support them to bring about long-lasting behavioral modifications.
With 50% of their time freed up from carrying water, women are free to work productively and earn money for their families.
Women are taught basic business skills and form savings groups, practicing with their pooled resources.
This enables them to start small businesses, raising goats, chickens, making peanut oil, millet cakes, soap to sell on the local market.
Earning their own money gives women a sense of independence and pride in their accomplishments.
They are role models for their children, who have hope for their future.
We educate villagers on how to maintain a well.
They take ownership of the well and feel responsible for its upkeep.
When anything goes wrong, they know where to get parts and have a small fund that everyone contributes to for repairs.
We are there on the ground if a serious problem arises, unlikely given the preparedness of the villagers.