Healing Hands Foundation Water and Sanitation Program isn’t just about water. It is about community development, empowerment, and sustainability.
In South Africa alone there is a water crisis in 2021 because of inadequate rain. There is an estimated 19 percent of the rural population lacks access to a reliable water supply and 33 percent do not have basic sanitation services. While rural citizens suffer the most, over 26 percent of all schools (urban or rural), and 45 percent of clinics, have no water access without adequate drinking water without adequate water for sanitation. Without water for sewage disposal, cross-contamination of drinking water by untreated sewage becomes the norm. Consequently, disease and significant deaths arise from people using contaminated water supplies.
Healing Hands Foundation is making efforts to provide communities with clean water, to give much-needed nourishment, sanitation to prevent diseases, and provide a key component for livelihood. We endeavor to install water wells and water boreholes in the most affected areas which will directly alleviate water shortage effects.