The Promise of Safe Water

Water is a necessity to life. It helps regulate body temperature, carries nutrients throughout your body, and assists with flushing waste from the body, among other things. Drinking too little water can lead to dehydration. Even minor dehydration can impact your health and energy levels. In 2020, 1 in 4 people globally did not have access to clean drinking water; half of these people live in Africa.

Water is one of the Outreach Program’s Four Promises because it is the foundation of so much of day-to-day life. The Outreach Program developed and distributes the Water Point System to communities in need. This solar powered system can be stationary or mobile. The Water Point System runs water through a filtration system followed by a powerful LED light to kill harmful viruses and bacteria. The final result is potable water for the community.

The Water point system

Each Water Point System provides up to three gallons of clean water per minute. One system can support 600 people per day. The Outreach Program has distributed 75 Water Point Systems. This access to clean water has changed the trajectory of entire communities. Children are able to attend school, and adults can focus on providing for their families.