Water Pumps in Villages Project

The Water Pumps in Villages Project was created to help villagers gain access to clean water, and en route, improve their health. Unclean and unsafe water is a big problem in Africa, especially in rural areas (i.e. villages). Carrying many diseases such as Onchocerciasis or river blindness, which according to the World Health Organization (WHO), this disease “is a parasitic disease with an insect vector that breeds in water. It is the world’s second leading infectious cause of blindness” (www.WHO.int).