Costa Rica Initiative
In 2019, Gravity Water partnered with Live Globally to provide a permanent source of safe drinking water access to a school in need in the southern pacific region of Costa Rica.
$8 provides a child with access to a permanent source of safe drinking water.
In 2019, Gravity Water launched the Costa Rica Initiative through a partnership with Live Globally, assisting them in the installation of a Gravity Water system at a public school in the region of Bahia Drake, Costa Rica. In many regions of Costa Rica, access to freely-available safe drinking water and freshwater resources that lack contamination of dangerous pollutants is not commonplace. Due to the lack of proper and advanced infrastructure, pollutants, such as bacteria from human waste, commonly enter groundwater sources through faulty septic systems; this is the number one cause of water-borne illness amongst children globally. With Costa Rica receiving a large amount for rainfall each year, and with rainwater harvesting being a common cultural practice for communities throughout the country, Gravity Water had a natural and welcomed approach to providing clean drinking water to communities in need.
Costa Rica Program Development
Gravity Water is currently in Phase I of the Organization's five-stage development strategy for Costa Rica. With Costa Rica receiving a large amount for rainfall each year, and with rainwater harvesting being a common cultural practice for communities throughout the country, Gravity Water has a great opportunity to help provide clean drinking water to rural communities that still lack access to safe drinking water. Gravity Water is currently identifying which regions in Costa Rica remain at-risk and are looking for collaborative partners who are inspired to close the loop in safe drinking water access for schools in Costa Rica within the coming years.
Where We Operate
Currently, Gravity Water has one project in the southern pacific region of Costa Rica. Gravity Water sees great potential in working with both coastal and mountainous communities in Costa Rica that lack access to safe drinking water.
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