Reaching Everyone means that we work to ensure access for all. This includes the hardest to reach, the poorest and the most isolated. When we work in a district, we consider all the factors that affect Everyone’s access to water. We don’t limit ideas due to the size of a grant, the capacity of a pump, or the location of the farthest family. With our partners, the communities and the private sector, we work to support solutions that help every person to have these basic services, so that they stay healthy and for economic development to occur.
Reaching Everyone requires a time and resources investment to develop local skills and capacity so that successful projects can be sustained into the future.
In 2011, hand in glove with our partners, we are on track to reach everyone in these three areas:
Two administrative areas in South 24 Parganas, India
By 2014, working closely with the Rwandan government, we plan to announce full coverage in Rulindo, Rwanda, a district of 265,000 people. This will mark the first time an entire district in Rwanda—and possibly in all of Africa—has safe water flowing for every family, school, and clinic. We’re thrilled to support Rulindo’s bold plan to take control of their future.
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