Our team designs and constructs solar-powered water systems for families on the Navajo Reservation that have limited access to electricity and running water. Your contribution is crucial as it would go directly to supplying a family in this region with access to such resources.
The Navajo people have endured many hardships throughout history including facing forced social integration, land boundary disputes, and uranium pollution. In the context of water access, uranium mining has caused irreversible pollution to the groundwater in the area and it is therefore unusable. Residents now must acquire water by driving to a facility nearly 2 hours away and filling small tubs on a weekly basis. This is a very time-consuming task and once the water is brought home, it must be siphoned out of the tubs for use. Imagine a lack of running water to your sink and then traveling hours away just so you can perform essential daily activities that require clean water. We believe easily accessible running water is a human right, so our team has focused on mitigating the effects of the lack of water access on the reservation.
We need your support to effectively assist families on the Navajo reservation. Our project is funded mainly by donors, whose money goes directly toward paying for supplies needed for the system, and travel costs for our team to go to Arizona to implement the system at the home. This project is not possible without the support of our donors. Your assistance is essential to providing this family with a water system that would greatly improve their quality of life.
Our team’s solution is to install a large tank that is connected to a sink system that uses solar energy to power the pump. Installing such a large tank allows residents to have to take less frequent trips to retrieve water, and allows them to have running water within their home. The sink allows families to access the water they have much more easily and although the water is potable, a filtration system is added to the nozzle of the sink to make it drinkable as well. The solar panel provides the family with enough energy to run the pump, giving them running water, as well as a source of power that can be used for lighting, charging phones, etc. Your donation can aid the residents of the Navajo reservation directly as it can help us purchase crucial components such as the tank, pump, or solar panel.
Please take this time to look at our donation levels to see what your donation will do for our project. Your donation will make our implementation trip possible and allow us to install an off-grid water system for a family on the Navajo Reservation! Feel free to reach out to our Project Managers, Nadia Maher and Trevor Huffaker, if you have any further questions about what we do.