Friendly Water for the World takes great care in selecting appropriate, affordable, and sustainable clean water and sanitation technologies for implementation in communities. Our partners often lack material resources, but can more than make up for this with their deep reserves of intelligence, initiative, energy, local knowledge, labor, and generosity. We look for technologies that can take advantage of these, which are made of local materials and require little or no capital equipment, and require no electricity or significant energy resources. We seek approaches that can produce employment and support local cooperatives and small businesses, and are both sustainable and reproducible over the long-term without significant inputs from charities, governments (their own or foreign), churches, mission groups, banks, or…us.
What is the outcome/impact of what we do?
Family and children suffer from waterborne illnesses
Costs of trips to doctors, hospitals, medical expenses
Time lost from work
Children miss school, or unprepared for learning due to chronic illness
Purchasing costly mineral water, or use scarce fuel resources to boil water
Deaths (and funeral costs)
No more waterborne illnesses
Medical expenses radically reduced
Less time lost from work
Children dependably attend school, and prepared for learning
Livelihoods more secure
Money available for children's education and other ventures
No need to purchase mineral water, or utilize scarce fuel resources
Ability to plan for the future