Jobs and clean water for Bangladeshi women
Jobs and clean water for Bangladeshi women
Jobs and clean water for Bangladeshi women
Jobs and clean water for Bangladeshi women
Jobs and clean water for Bangladeshi women
Jobs and clean water for Bangladeshi women
Jobs and clean water for Bangladeshi women
Jobs and clean water for Bangladeshi women
Jobs and clean water for Bangladeshi women
Jobs and clean water for Bangladeshi women
Jobs and clean water for Bangladeshi women
Jobs and clean water for Bangladeshi women
Jobs and clean water for Bangladeshi women
Jobs and clean water for Bangladeshi women
Jobs and clean water for Bangladeshi women
Jobs and clean water for Bangladeshi women
Jobs and clean water for Bangladeshi women
Jobs and clean water for Bangladeshi women

Jobs and clean water for Bangladeshi women

Just Peoples Ltd

Supported beneficiary groups within Women & Girls
Financially disadvantaged people | Overseas communities or charities | People in rural/regional/remote communities | Victims of disaster
Age Demographic
Adults - aged 25 to under 65
Project Focus
Economic development | Health
Project Area
International
Rural/Regional

Project Description

Every year monsoons sweep across Bangladesh destroying homes, infrastructure and livelihoods, particularly on small islands and river lands. When floods hit, entire communities are left with only dirty flood water to drink as emergency rescue teams struggle to access the isolated areas. Dreamwater portable water filters that can instantly purify flood water and turn it into clean drinking water will be given to women living in Bangladesh’s river lands. During monsoon season the women will become emergency respondents, providing a clean water source to the community in crisis. During dry season the women will be able to earn a living by selling filtered water at a low cost. Women will receive training on how to use the Dreamwater portable filters, how to respond in a crisis, as well as basic business skills so they can provide clean water to the community all year round. This project will also challenge social taboos in traditional areas where it’s unusual for women to work, let alone become emergency responders.

Expected Outcomes

Empower women to provide emergency drinking water during flood crises, and earn a living selling filtered water in the dry season. Primary Impacts:
• Water-borne illnesses greatly reduced
• Increased resilience and preparedness during floods
• Secure source of drinking water during natural disasters
• Means of sustainable income for women
• Women's status in community improved
• Health is dramatically improved
• Easier access to safe drinking water for whole communities Secondary Impacts
• Empowering women in Bangladesh's flood prone charland regions with an economic tool that transforms disaster into an opportunity
• Enhancement of overall community resilience in flood prone regions
• Saves time and money as there is no need for fuel or electricity to boil water and travel long distances for drinking water
• Awareness building for the benefits of safe drinking water

Project Data & Lessons

Our partner organisation in Bangladesh, Footsteps, who are manufacturing and distributing the filters to women in will monitor and evaluate the project implementation two months after women have been trained on how to use the filters. Footsteps team are regularly in touch with Just Peoples giving updates, feedback and lessons learnt. They will report on number of women who have been trained, the impact of the filters during monsoon season, as well as reporting on income generation for women during dry season. We also provide photo and video evidence as well as personal stories/anecdotes to show the real life changes of women beneficiaries and their families.

Every year monsoons sweep across Bangladesh destroying homes, infrastructure and livelihoods, particularly on small islands and river lands. When floods hit, entire communities are left with only dirty flood water to drink as emergency rescue teams struggle to access the isolated areas. Dreamwater portable water filters that can instantly purify flood water and turn it into clean drinking water will be given to women living in Bangladesh’s river lands. During monsoon season the women will become emergency respondents, providing a clean water source to the community in crisis. During dry season the women will be able to earn a living by selling filtered water at a low cost. Women will receive training on how to use the Dreamwater portable filters, how to respond in a crisis, as well as basic business skills so they can provide clean water to the community all year round. This project will also challenge social taboos in traditional areas where it’s unusual for women to work, let alone become emergency responders.

Project Dates

Update
Once funded the water filters will be made to order and delivered to women living in monsoon-prone regions.

Funding Details

$7,007
Funding Needed
$5,733
Current Funding
$12,740
Total Project Costs
0
Approved Deductible Gift Recipient
Approved Tax Concession Charity
Other Funding Sources
Donations from the public through the Just Peoples website
Other Support Opportunities
In-kind contributions, Pro bono services

Organisation Details

Just Peoples Ltd
ABN: 25634335130

Contact Details

Johanna Peek
phone: 0474977140

About Just Peoples Ltd

We believe in a world without poverty. Where people have the power to solve their own problems, their own way.We don’t believe that foreign intervention is the key to solving poverty. We believe that real, sustainable change comes about when people are given the resources to lift their own communities out of poverty. We tackle global poverty by supporting grassroots leaders to design and deliver locally appropriate solutions to the challenges their communities face. Just Peoples currently has 16 Project Leaders from across Africa, Asia and Mexico who are bringing to life a wide-range of projects based on delivering health, education, technological, gender-based and economic outcomes for people living in poverty. Our Project Leaders are effective because they have a deep understanding of the local context of poverty in peoples’ lives, and have established respected relationships in their communities. Their insight and expertise make them the best people to understand problems, and implement lasting changes that work. So far we have delivered 100 grassroots projects globally, impacting the lives of over 85,000 people living in 13 countries around the world.