... through clean water

Water, be it ground water or surface water, must usually be treated in some way so that it can be used as drinking water. It often contains unwanted substances such as suspended matter, bacteria, viruses, fertilizer residues or heavy metals.

Depending on the ingredients which must be removed, the method of water treatment also changes. Suspended particles, bacteria and viruses can be removed using simple, adapted technologies. This ensures that the population can continue the project themselves.

Before the start of the project, it is necessary to determine which ingredients have to be removed in order to define the treatment method.

Five African women are carrying water jerrycans on their heads
Villagers are glad to have running water again.

... through flowing water

Women and girls usually spend hours fetching water. This is the they lack to be able to go to school or e.g. to work in agriculture. A water supply for the village, the clinic or school improves their living conditions considerably.

Before the start of the project, it is essential to determine the water demand, the pump, the pipeline network and to dimension the water storage, e.g. high tank.

... through WASH seminars for the people

WASH stands for "water, sanitation and hygiene". In many cases diarrheal diseases, malaria, typhoid and other diseases plague the population.

This is why we have our WASH seminars. We offer WASH seminars at the village level. The content of our WASH seminars is

  1. What is water
  2. What does water have to do with health?
  3. water-borne, water-based, water-related diseases, diseases due to water deficiency
  4. Prophylaxis of these diseases by simple means and medicinal plants
  5. Therapy of these diseases with medicinal plants
  6. Plumbing - simple and effective methods to improve the plumbing conditions
  7. Water treatment using simple and effective technologies

After attending our seminar, participants will have the necessary knowledge to do water treatment, to avoid diseases, treat diseases with medicinal plants from their garden or farmland and to improve the sanitary situation in their environment. The contents are applicable both in the family, on the village level and in refugee camps.

African women at a seminar