The wells are under warranty by the water contractor for a full year, and then it becomes the community’s responsibility to collect funds for any repairs that are needed later. This empowers the people to be self-sufficient and not become solely dependent on outside aid.
This clean water is critically important to the health and sustainability of these communities because pneumonia and diarrhea are the number one and two killers of children under the age of five. The water allows the people to wash on a regular basis, significantly increasing hygiene and sanitation practices.
In the last six years, Jhai Coffee House has built 19 different wells for communities in Laos, on top of providing clean water filters for 55 primary schools that educate 7,500 children.
The difference this program is making for the lives of the people in these communities is massive. The clean water is saving lives, and the partnership between the people and the program not only allows for the people to survive, but to thrive.
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