Our Approach to Eliminating Water Scarcity in Africa
Set apart by the sustainability of our sites, each clean water project is carefully planned and drilled by our fleet of drilling rigs and support vehicles. Uniquely positioned to drill deep boreholes, we diligently research and serve areas that are experiencing the most devastating water scarcity in Africa. WorldServe’s approach is focused on the “long haul” – aiming our attention toward fulfilling the following criteria in a span of 10-16 months per project:
WorldServe International Projects
Our most recent projects are providing water for over 120,000 people in Africa! Click to view each location on the map.
Just over 20 million people still lack access to clean water in Kenya. With a population of 50 million, 41% of the population rely on unimproved water sources, such as ponds, hand-dug wells and rivers.
GOAL: 20 Solar-Powered Water Projects
Though Tanzania is buzzing with tourism and growth, 25 million people still lack access to clean water. Women and girls walk an average of 3.7 miles per day to collect unfit water.
GOAL: 14 Solar-Powered Water Projects
A staggering 61 million people in Ethiopia live without clean water today. Rural Ethiopia remains largely unreached with clean water, forced to rely on manual pumps rather than advanced solar technology.
GOAL: 5 Solar-Powered Water Projects and Country Office
West Africa is experiencing a surge in religious tension, including the severe persecution of the Christian church. Clean water projects have served the church as tools for peace and unity. WorldServe International is committing to make a difference in the lives of people facing this crisis of persecution and lack in Nigeria, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Niger, and Chad.
GOAL: 10 Solar-Powered Water Projects
Menstrual Health and Hygiene for Women and Girls
WorldServe has long recognized that women and girls are disproportionately affected by water scarcity. When water is present, great things can happen, especially in the area of education for girls. When girls are finally able to attend school, we want to do everything possible to keep them going! A challenge with which many girls struggle is the ability to attend school during their menstrual cycle. Inadequate restroom facilities, a lack of hygiene products, and rampant taboos mean that girls in developing countries miss up to four days of school every month. As absences add up, girls may fall so far behind that they don’t return.
Every project site that dots the landscape of Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya is a testament to the dedication of incredible partners and donors! We love to share the encouraging stories that happen as a result of our work in East Africa. There is always a new update on amazing feats taking place because of clean water in Africa. We experience blessings here in the United States too. View specific project stories, partnership updates and more by reading our water stories!