While November Rain ponchos are all about protecting you and your clothing from the wet and windy elements,
elsewhere pure rain water could not be more welcome. Communities within developing countries are often without
clean drinking water or irrigation for their crops.
Dirty water is one of the most deadly threats to communities without proper sources of drinking water or sanitation.
According to water.org (2015), “Every minute a child dies from water-related illness”.
People in developing countries have the difficult decision to choose whether to drink the water that causes death or not
drink the water that might cause death.
Poor irrigation or inability to properly irrigate crops is a major source of food shortage in developing communities.
The effect of badly implemented irrigation can also have a severe environmental impact, causing more harm than good.
November Rain understands the importance of these two major global water issues and pledges a full 10% of revenue
towards water projects to improve situations in developing countries. November Rain is not limiting the resources
given to just clean drinking water, we are also funding irrigation projects for crops in areas where water can be
the main limiting factor for people being able to put food on the table.
2019 sees us targeting several water projects in Zambia - an area known for Chlorea and a high mortality rate due to Cholera. The first Zambia project has been confirmed and we will be working with the community on the Eastern side of Lukanga Swamp 60km west of Kabwe. In the next couple of weeks will be the first time we are able to get the trucks in there after the monsoon.
The mono pump is the simplest type of pump which pumps water up from a water bore. Why a mono pump and why water bore instead of a well? It's a good question. Let's look at a simple water bore we put into a remote village in Malawi. Here you can see from the images a village with typical mud brick huts, no sanitation, and no running water. Electricity is basically unheard of and cooking is done on an open fire. Sounds a lot like camping huh?
Did you know 55% of children die in Malawi, Africa before their 5th birthday? November Rain is taking measures to reduce these preventable deaths through our clean water initiative. Here's how we helped the Kondanani Children's Hospital in Malawi
November Rain teamed up with Australian horticulturists to implement the first Water Culture system in the Children's Rescue Mission in Northern Thailand. The Water Culture Project is a fresh produce growing system that has been developed to produce high quality, naturally grown fruit and vegetables