A Water Kiosk at School

ITF (International Transformation Foundation)

Nairobi, Bungoma and Siaya – Kenya


The project has set up a school-based, student-managed social business:water kiosks and refillable water bottles for community members. To date, the initiative has provided access to clean water for over 4000 students and 70,000 community members. Drip tap technology reduces water wastage by 90%. The safe drinking water contributes significantly to improved sanitation, health, and . school attendance… [read more]

Safe Water
70,000 households


Rain Bounty – District Rainwater Harvesting

Mazhapolima, District Collectorate, Ayyanthole P.O, Trichur District, Kerala State, India


Mazhapolima replenishes groundwater in dug wells by harvesting rainwater runoff from rooftops during the rainy season. Participating households have found that ‘well recharging’ has put an end to water scarcity in the summer. To date, the project has installed over 30,000 rainwater collection and well recharging systems. Mazhapolima is now very busy installing new systems in response to strong demand, particularly in Trichur District…. [read more]

Rainwater Collection
30,000 Well Systems

Water for Food, in the Sundarban coastal

Fondazione L’Albero della Vita (FADV) and its three local partners ACID, Prasari, Dalit

24 Parganas district in India; Satkhira district in Bangladesh 

FADV and its partners have trained the Sundarban community in water management, innovative agricultural techniques for saline soil, and small animal breeding for alternative sources of income. The organizations have also installed infrastructure to control water flow, and introduced water management technologies. Over 550 farmers in India and Bangladesh have been trained in water management techniques. River channels have been cleared and farm ponds constructed. A mangrove has been planted with 70,000 saplings in Gosaba and Hingalganj to prevent soil erosion and lower wind speed in the cyclone-prone region. Innovative agricultural techniques have been introduced like floating gardens and pitcher irrigation. The project has also developed livelihood options for women from ultra-poor households who do not own any agricultural land: through 57 self-help groups enrolling 684 members. The women have accessed credit to start income generating activities. A market has been built in the villa… [read more]

Water & Soil Sustainability 
57 Self Help Groups 684 Members

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