Shore to Shore
SHORE TO SHORE: Families and Students for Clean Water for Nicaragua:
Shore to Shore is a local initiative in support of the Waves For Water clean water projects in Nicaragua.
Nicaragua is considered the poorest country in Central America, second poorest country in the western hemisphere after Haiti, as almost half of the population lives below the national poverty line, with one of the highest annual growth rates in Latin America. - According to the most recent Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) report by UNICEF and WHO, there is a large disparity between rural and urban areas for access to improved water sources. Of the 2.8 million people living in rural Nicaragua only 5% have access to piped water. Most of the rural population must often procure their water from shallow wells, rivers, streams, and lakes that are polluted with residential sewage, pesticides, and industrial toxins. These people bath, wash clothes and bring their animals to drink at the same water source.
Women are at the forefront of this problem. Everyday, mothers and young girls travel to get water for their families down paths that are long and dangerous. These women are also missing out on an education and a future. Access to clean water frees them from this cycle. It allows for new opportunities in education and employment for women and gives them greater autonomy and independence.
Shore to Shore invites the Ranney School community to join us in this endeavor. Ranney School is unwavering in its mission to nurture intellectual curiosity and confidence, inspiring students to lead honorably, think creatively and contribute meaningfully to society.
Together we are purposely driven to positively impacting the lives of others.
SHORE TO SHORE CLEAN WATER INITIATIVE: TIMELINE
– Ranney School students and community will activate initiatives to raise funds as awareness for clean water programs.
– Waves For Water and in country Nicaraguan directors will implement and empower the 14 designated communities with access to clean water solutions.
HEALTHY WATER OPPORTUNITIES
We plan to provide clean water using:
* Multiple use filters, specifically the Sawyer MVP filter used individually with five gallon buckets
* Multiple filters with large water tanks (Tinaco) and the faucet adaptor with the Sawyer filter
For $50, each Sawyer MVP filter is designed to last 5 years and clean up to 1 million gallons of water!