The initiative, which falls within the scope of International Cooperation, seeks to install water filters to eradicate different diseases caused by contaminated water consumption suffered by families
Fundación Magtel, together with Water Foundation and Lamaignere Foundation, participated in the “Atrato Medio” pilot project in Vereda de Santa María (Colombia). Its aim is to provide water purifying filters to the families of this region and facilitate access to drinking water, as this piece of equipment is capable of eliminating 99.99% of all bacteria, impurities and microplastics that the water may contain.
Fundación Magtel has mainly provided advice on public fundraising and on the organisation and presentation of these projects to private funders. Thanks to the capital acquired, access to safe drinking water has been provided to 48 families which has meant an improvement in the lives of 161 people, including 92 adults, 57 children and 17 babies.
Aligned with the SDGs
Water affects all aspects of development and relates to most of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The latest figures show that around 2 billion people worldwide do not have access to safely managed drinking water services, 3.6 billion lack safe sanitation services, and 2.3 billion lack basic hand-washing facilities.
These figures reflect the pressing problem in some parts of the world, which is why cross-border cooperation is needed to share this vital resource, which is essential for the economic well-being of entire regions and for human survival.