Uplift WASH and Rebuilding Homes
Uplift You Inc
Non-governmental organization (NGO)
According to UNICEF 2.2 billion people around the World still lack access to clean drinking water and about half of global population still lack access to clean and safe sanitation. Having access to safe water and clean sanitation facilities not only is the basic human right but is essential for protecting most vulnerable communities especially poor and needy in the remote areas from water related illnesses and infectious diseases. According to World Health Organization, contaminated water and poor sanitation facilities are the cause of many diseases such as: cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid, and polio. As a result, 829000 people are estimated to die each year from diarrhea and 297000 children are estimated to die each year below age of 5. Can you just imagine every 2 minutes we lose a child due to water-related disease.
Uplift WASH aims to build water wells and clean sanitation facilities to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Our vision for Uplift WASH program is to reduce morality rate by focusing on providing clean & safe drinking water and sanitation facilities for poor & underprivileged communities.
- We worked directly with a family to install tube-well and as result they now have access to clean drinking water.
- We provided clean water & food to over 300 families in flood impacted regions.
- Currently, we are working with a widow with disabled children in Bangladesh to build sanitation facilities with proper privacy and tube-well so they can have access to clean drinking water & safe sanitation.
- We are planning to work with local NGO in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India, and etc to build community well & sanitation facility to provide clean water & sanitation to wider audience.
- Uplift You helps victims of flooding and natural disasters in underprivileged areas. We helped built homes and provide clean water and sanitation.
Millions of people in South Asia like Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, etc. impacted by one of the worst flooding ever seen. Flood destroyed thousands of homes and caused many lives. Millions became homeless and desperately need our support to rebuild their home. Uplift HOME aims to support the most vulnerable communities, our initial plan is to help rebuild housing for orphans, disabled, elderly, and women.
Uplift HOME Projects
- Mr. Mokul and his family were struggling to live in an old 1 bedroom with 5 children specially in winter. He could not move to his new home due to incomplete work and he does not have the fund to complete the work. Uplift HOME donor provided poor elderly, Br. Mokul and his family with woods, tins, muds, and labor costing total project to be about $620 and helped him shift to his new home.
- Uplift You recently collaborated with CSR Society to re-build 11 mud-brick homes impacted by recent flood for a small village located near Islamabad, Pakistan. It cost Uplift You $1000 to rebuild 11 mud-brick homes for the poor families.
- Uplift You plan to work with NGO in flood impacted regions to rebuild homes. Our plan is to rebuild 2-5 homes by mid June 2023.
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SDGS & Targets
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services
By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
Proportion of population using (a) safely managed sanitation services and (b) a hand-washing facility with soap and water
By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
Proportion of domestic and industrial wastewater flows safely treated
Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality
Change in water-use efficiency over time
Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources
By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate
Degree of integrated water resources management
Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation
Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time
Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan
Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums
Proportion of urban population living in slums, informal settlements or inadequate housing
Proportion of population that has convenient access to public transport, by sex, age and persons with disabilities
Ratio of land consumption rate to population growth rate
Proportion of cities with a direct participation structure of civil society in urban planning and management that operate regularly and democratically
Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage
Total per capita expenditure on the preservation, protection and conservation of all cultural and natural heritage, by source of funding (public, private), type of heritage (cultural, natural) and level of government (national, regional, and local/municipal)
By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations
Number of deaths, missing persons and directly affected persons attributed to disasters per 100,000 population
Direct economic loss attributed to disasters in relation to global domestic product (GDP)
(a) Damage to critical infrastructure and (b) number of disruptions to basic services, attributed to disasters
By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
Proportion of municipal solid waste collected and managed in controlled facilities out of total municipal waste generated, by cities
Annual mean levels of fine particulate matter (e.g. PM2.5 and PM10) in cities (population weighted)
Average share of the built-up area of cities that is open space for public use for all, by sex, age and persons with disabilities
Proportion of persons victim of physical or sexual harassment, by sex, age, disability status and place of occurrence, in the previous 12 months
Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning
Number of countries that have national urban policies or regional development plans that (a) respond to population dynamics; (b) ensure balanced territorial development; and (c) increase local fiscal space
By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels
Number of countries that adopt and implement national disaster risk reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030
Proportion of local governments that adopt and implement local disaster risk reduction strategies in line with national disaster risk reduction strategies
Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials
SDG 14 targets covered
Deliverables & Timeline
Rebuilding Homes (Flood impacted regions in South Asia)
Tube Wells (Install new tube wells with water filter to provide pure water)
Sanitation (Install proper restroom facilities to prevent diseases)
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- Asia and Pacific
Flood and natural disasters impacted victims.