663 million people around the world have to live without clean water everyday.
Clean water is essential to prevent water borne illness. According to The Government of Canada up to 80% of illness in the developing world is caused by inadequate water and sanitation.
When you don’t have access to clean water, you’ll go to any lengths to find it. The burden of finding safe drinking water usually falls on infirm parents, and young girls and boys who travel long distances in risky situations every day, forcing them to miss out on their education.
These people need water now.
Energy For All works with the public works office and housing departments on Canadian reserves to survey and inspect the water and septic systems of individual homes. We offer specific solutions like new neighbourhood and individual water wells and cisterns.
Energy for All conducts water and sanitation feasibility studies and constructs complete water treatment plants.
It doesn’t stop there: Energy for All empowers communities by including training and employment for an on-site permanent well maintenance technician. We offer local residents educational workshops and materials on water well maintenance to maximize proper functioning and longevity of the new systems.
1.3 billion people have no access to electricity and artificial light.
Life crashes to a halt after sunset in communities without artificial light. It affects the education, health, and wellbeing of socially isolated inhabitants that are plunged into unnavigable darkness.
To cope with the darkness people turn to dangerous lighting sources like unstable candles, toxic fume generating kerosene lamps, or open fires in the middle of their houses. The World Health Organization estimates that up to 1.5 million people per year die from the resultant respiratory diseases, or devastating fires.
Energy for All was created to address these needs in Canada and around the world. Our goal is to promote and implement the sustainable development of clean water and renewable energy infrastructure globally to meet the needs of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #6 (Access to Clean Water) and #7 (Access to Affordable and Clean Energy).