The decision to shop MudLOVE is the decision to change a life. Every product you purchase provides 1 week of safe, clean water to someone in need. All of this is made possible through Water for Good and their continual work to transform one of the world’s most neglected countries, the Central African Republic.
Right now, about 663 million people lack access to clean water. That’s more than twice the entire population of the United States! Water is the first step out of extreme poverty. It is estimated that women and children spend 140 million hours each day collecting water.
Can you imagine going for one week without access to clean water? A week of safe, sanitary water changes things in a big way for entire communities. Women have time for jobs and family care. Children can attend school, avoid preventable diseases, and live longer, happier lives.
After the last few years of war and chaos, the Central African Republic is desperate for basic necessities and recognition by the rest of the global community. The United Nations ranks the C.A.R. 185th out of 187 countries on its Human Development Index. With an average life expectancy of only 50-52 years old, there is a lot of work to be done to improve the situation.
Water for Good is the only well-drilling operation in the entire country of the C.A.R., and they believe in solving the water crisis for good. Based on this long-term goal, they've implemented a well maintenance program that shows villages the importance of maintaining their new water source. Communities are taught how to finance the repairs on their own water pumps. This keeps the clean water flowing forever!
Since MudLOVE began in 2009, we've been able to give over $450,000 to support the work of Water for Good!
View the map below to see the progress Water for Good is making towards ending the water crisis in the C.A.R. – enabled, in part, by your purchases.
Four of Water for Good's local teams visit these wells on a regular basis — fixing, maintaining, and reporting on their status. This service ensures reliable, safe water for over 1/2 million people!
If a well is not working, often, the local service team did not have the part that was needed during the last visit. This can usually be resolved next time! Sometimes the well needs a major rehabilitation (outside the scope of the maintenance team’s usual capabilities). Water for Good keeps a list of sites that need this kind of major overhaul, and works to accomplish the repairs ASAP.