At Asharami Energy, we were aware that community members wake up in the morning around four o’clock and go to an unprotected stream to fetch water. Both adults and little children have walked a four (4) kilometres round trip to collect water from the stream. The time between walking and waiting in line to fetch water took at least an hour and a half daily sometimes more. The wait time made adults less productive and children late to school.
Over one billion people worldwide lack access to potable water, currently, only 61% of the people in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to clean water resources. A lack of access to safe water in the community not only makes children late for school and adults less productive, but the unprotected stream water also makes families sick with water-related diseases like diarrhea and typhoid.
At Asharami Energy we recognize that, every person deserves the right to grow up in an environment feeling safe with access to clean water and good sanitation.
Asharami Energy has provided access to clean water for over 15,000 beneficiaries in Ajoki and Ajamimogha community through the construction of a mechanized solar borehole in the communities. The new access to water has saved people in the community walking long distances, increased productivity in adults to earn an income for their families, enabled children spend more time concentrating on their studies and has prevented water-borne diseases such as typhoid and diarrhea.