After hygiene training and installation of a purification solution in a community, we follow up with a treatment program to rid community members of existing internal parasites. To ensure compliance with proper water handling techniques and equipment maintenance, we further train respected members of the community. Training before, during, and after installing purification systems means that problems caused by contaminated water do not return.
We measure our success not by the number of people we serve, but by the number of lives we have forever changed. Ongoing education, follow-up monitoring and oversight are critical to sustained success, and so is ensuring that all the causes of waterborne disease are addressed.