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At the Heart of Opportunity Lies Water

For Dr. Braimah Apambire, safe water is a deeply personal issue and the transformative impacts of access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) have framed every aspect his career as one of the WASH sector’s most effective champions. Year round access to clean water created the opportunities and resources that allowed a talented young boy to develop his gifts to their fullest potential and in turn, become a leader in improving the lives of millions of the world’s poor.

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Imagine just one day in which your access to clean, drinkable water ceased, you could not shower or bathe properly and you had no one to help you.  For more than 783 million people worldwide, that day was today.

In the developing world, women are the influencers, the teachers, the deciders and the economic engine.  Providing one girl with clean water and educating her on proper hygiene sets a cycle in motion that impacts her family, her children and her community.

Access to modern technology, to education and to adequate water sources ensures her family’s wellbeing so they do not lose productive days due to waterborne illnesses or the physical hardship of carrying water. They become active economic contributors.

One organization working alone is not enough. The DRI Sustainable Water Initiative brings together best-in-class partners to support initiatives such as:

  • Ensuring promising projects are scalable, with a specific focus on Africa and South America
  • Supporting innovative research and technology to bring solutions to the field in the most effective and efficient manner
  • Developing visibility platforms to keep water issues at the top of the minds of decision makers in governments worldwide
  • Creating and implementing training and education materials for women and girls
  • Convening initiative partners to share best practices and collaborate on solutions

Your investment in the DRI Sustainable Water Initiative does more than save a life—it reassures a future.
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References:
1. Diarrhoea: Why children are still dying and what can be done
2. Linking Sustainability with Demand, Gender and Poverty
3. Progress on Sanitation and Drinking-Water
4. Water in a Changing World






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Success Stories

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Dr. Stephen G. Wells Biography
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