Consumer Impact

 

663 million people in the world live without clean water.

That's nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide. The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not only does walking for water keep kids out of school or take up time that parents could be using to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick.

But access to clean water means education, income and health - especially for women and kids. Clean water has the power to change lives forever.

WaterHealth conducts impact study periodically to impact of clean and safe water. Some of the key findings of the impact study conducted by the Company across various countries are indicated below:

Impact Assessment Study on Environment Socio – Economic and Health Indicators -Sambodhi Research Agency, India, 2015

  • 24% reduction in waterborne diseases in WHC households and 22% reduction of diarrhea vis-à-vis non-WHC households.
  • 40% reduction in average time spent per day by WHCs households for fetching water vis-à-vis non-WHC households.
  • 65% reduction in number of women fetching water from WHCs, due to this the women are 1.6 times more likely to engage in economically productive activities.
  • 85% beneficiary retention (sourcing water regularly from WHCs) Impact Evaluation Study of WHCs -International Finance Corporation (IFC), Ghana, 2012
  • 86% of regular WHC customers are in IFC's 'base of pyramid', having per capita consumption below $8 per day.
  • 50% of regular WHC customers would have used sachet water in the absence of a WHC, that is priced higher than the water from a WHC.
  • 5% of regular WHC customers are earning less than $ 1.25 per day.
  • $2.5 per day reduction in poverty of people drinking from treated water sources in comparison to untreated water sources. Impact Assessment Study on Safe Water for Africa -Global Environment and Technology Foundation (GETF), Nigeria, 2015
  • 24% of the households in study area reported usage of dr. water as their main source of water.
  • 65% minutes/day reduction in average time to collect water i.e. from 40 minutes per day is reduced to 15 minutes.
  • 40% Increase in proportion of households relying on improved water source proportion of people using dug wells dropped significantly in the town (Abeokuta)

Impact Evaluation Study of WHCs -International Finance Corporation (IFC), Ghana, 2012

  • 86% of regular WHC customers are in IFC's 'base of pyramid', having per capita consumption below $8 per day.
  • 50% of regular WHC customers would have used sachet water in the absence of a WHC, that is priced higher than the water from a WHC.
  • 5% of regular WHC customers are earning less than $ 1.25 per day.
  • $2.5 per day reduction in poverty of people drinking from treated water sources in comparison to untreated water sources.

Impact Assessment Study on Safe Water for Africa -Global Environment and Technology Foundation (GETF), Nigeria, 2015

  • 24% of the households in study area reported usage of dr. water as their main source of water.
  • 65% minutes/day reduction in average time to collect water i.e. from 40 minutes per day is reduced to 15 minutes.
  • 40% Increase in proportion of households relying on improved water source proportion of people using dug wells dropped significantly in the town (Abeokuta)