Annually, for the past 7 years, Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation, the Energy Innovation Center, LP and staff of both Organizations have contributed funds and hundreds of hours of time and talents to the mission of providing clean water to developing countries around the world through Ingomar Living Waters.
For Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation and the Energy Innovation Center, LP, this mission matches nicely with our efforts to qualify all of our work within the P-4 objectives (People, Planet, Performance and Place).
We are proud of the accomplishments of this Organization, and we want to let you know more about their work.
The problem (in 3 dimensions) faced:
1. VERY LITTLE FRESH WATER
97% of Earth’s water is saltwater. 2% of Earth’s water is locked up in ice caps and glaciers. This leaves only 1% of Earth’s water as fresh water and much of the fresh water is hard to access or is contaminated.
2. CONTAMINATED WATER CAUSES DISEASE
Nearly 1,000 children under the age of 5 die every day from diarrhea and diseases caused by contaminated water and poor hygiene.
3. ACQUIRING WATER TAKES TIME AND IS DANGEROUS
In developing nations’, women and girls spend much time retrieving water making it difficult to attend school or develop a vocation. Many are attacked in route while fetching water and often the water sought is dirty or unavailable.
There are 663 million people without access to clean water. This leads to unnecessary disease, suffering, and death as well as perpetuates a level of poverty with time and resources dedicated to simply surviving. Ingomar Living Waters’ mission is to provide the world with clean water.
Rather than recreate the wheel, Ingomar Living Waters’ approach is to work with on-the-ground experienced partners all over the world who implement clean water solutions and sanitation facilities and provide hygiene education. They qualify and monitor those partners and through them are able to reach just about anywhere on earth where clean water is needed.
Since 2012 the outcomes have been significant (and growing):
· $943,000 RAISED to date, $180,000 in 2019 alone! (majority raised via annual events at Clemente Museum)
· 268,156 PEOPLE now have access to clean water daily
· 24 COUNTRIES (e.g. Liberia, Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Kenya, India, Sri Lanka, Myamar, Cambodia)
· 118 WELLS DRILLED (deep wells, solar pumps water & storage tanks)
· 24 FILTRATION PROJECTS
· 27 WATER DISTRIBUTION PROJECTS
· 24 SANITATION PROJECTS
For further information please contact Robert Meeder and/or visit the website: https://ingomarlivingwaters.org/