Our commitment to people
1001 Fontaines' aim is to provide vulnerable populations with daily access to drinking water. Indeed, 1/3 of the world's population still has no access to drinking water. For the past 16 years, the association has been organizing the creation of "Water Kiosks" (micro-companies producing drinking water using solar energy) managed by local entrepreneurs recruited, trained and supported by the association. The water is delivered directly to the beneficiaries in remote rural areas of Cambodia, Madagascar and Myanmar, and sold at less than two euro cents a liter to guarantee the sustainability of this model. And because children are the first to be affected by water-related illnesses, they distribute free water to schools every day.
By providing sustainable access to drinking water, 1001fontaines succeeds in: improving people's health, giving children better educational opportunities, emancipating women by freeing them from the chore of fetching water, developing the local economy and gradually lifting entire villages out of poverty. 2 euros means 1 year's drinking water for a schoolchild! It also means fewer illnesses, a 75% drop in absenteeism and better concentration in class. Quite simply, better chances for the future...
Our actions: Since 2022, WAAM has been working alongside the 1001 fontaines association, carrying out donation campaigns to provide access to drinking water.