Water for All – A flood of goodwill
Since 1984, the Atlas Copco employee charity organization Water for All has provided clean water to about one million people in communities throughout the developing world.
For both communities, access to clean water means the women and children who would typically travel far to collect water gain time to attend school, generate income, and improve both their household’s and the community’s economies.
Access to water not only offers the potential to grow life-sustaining and income-generating crops, safe drinking water means a significant reduction in the water-borne diseases that can hinder a community’s development.
Water for All projects typically involve drilling a water well and installing a pump, with the goal of giving people a source of safe water that will last up to 30 years. The organization partners with other aid organizations for local education about water-borne diseases, hygiene, and training in maintenance of the well and pump.