In this country more than 130 million people live in rural areas with no access to clean drinking water. Water is a matter of public health and is one of the main causes of infant mortality. Today, 1001fontaines is in its exploration stage before launching new projects.
Approximately 50 000 people, both volunteers and employees, work for Sulabh International. Although focused on sanitation, Sulabh is interested in offering Indian villages a solution fulfilling their need for drinking water, therefore bettering their population’s health. 1001fontaines’ approach matches that of Sulabh in the sanitation area. Although the agreement between 1001fontaines and Sulabh is currently limited to this first pilot project, it is considered that this first step is the corner stone of a long-term partnership between both organizations. The objective, through the deployment of similar projects, is to have a positive impact on India’s rural population’s health.