Our Approach To Access To Basic Services

We help communities gain access to the basic services like water and energy that allow them to grow stronger and become more productive. We work with partners to install community-wide infrastructure to bring water to communities, building sustainability and resilience together. And we train workers in energy solutions  for the energy needs of communities.

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Clean Water

The basic services trap — the world’s poor pay more to get less water and energy

One in 10 people worldwide lack access to clean water sources and electricity, yet they end up paying more, on average, for both.  In 2018, residents of Cape Town, South Africa, prepared for a horror film scenario that turned into real life. Called “Day Zero,” April 12 was the day municipal taps would go dry. Read more