Fifteen year-old Rani* is one of Papua New Guinea’s 4.8 million people at risk of death from dirty water. Several times each day she walks twenty minutes over the hill to a well on the other side of her community to fill her jerry can with water. Weighing about 18 kilos when full, Rani uses a cloth attached to her forehead to help bear the weight on the journey home.
Because her easiest choice is often an unsafe water source, Rani and her family are at risk of becoming one of the 60 people who die every hour of every day because of dirty water.
In order to survive, Rani faces difficult choices. What would you do in her situation?
Put yourself in Rani’s shoes.
Make your own choices in our interactive video below!
We all know dying from dirty water is a tragedy. But we don’t know just how easily we can prevent it among our closest neighbours. You can give others the power of choice.
Thanks to your support, our partners in Papua New Guinea are championing preventative health education on water, sanitation and hygiene. Their community-wide approach is reducing disease and saving lives!
We’re also supporting our partners to access clean water and improve sanitation through construction of toilet blocks, installation of water tanks and maintenance of gravity-fed water systems. Our partners are enabling people to choose clean water and good health!
Last year we were able to help provide life-saving water and sanitation access to more than 5,800 people in New Guinea, West Timor, Bali and Zimbabwe.
With your help, more people can choose clean water.
As a partner of the Australian Government, UnitingWorld can access funding for certain projects to help us reach more people. In order to receive Australian Aid funding, we are required to contribute $1 for every $5 we can access. That means your gift goes up to six times further!
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*Names have been changed to protect the identity of the people we work alongside. All photos by UnitingWorld staff and partners with consent of all persons shown. In the event of these projects being oversubscribed or not proceeding to completion, donations will be applied to similar projects.
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Every donation you make to this project will be combined with funding from the Australian Government to reach more people. We have committed to contribute $1 for every $5 we receive from the Australian government. Your donation will allow us to extend our programs.