Vision and Mission
Access to water is one of the greatest challenges facing humankind. Africa especially faces growing water scarcity with one in three people lacking safe drinking water. Their health and productivity are jeopardised by water-borne diseases and poor hygiene. Illness from drinking contaminated water is a major cause of infant mortality in developing countries: 1.8 million people, mostly children, die of diarrhoea every year (World Health Report 2004).
Procuring adequate water is a daily time- and energy-demanding struggle, particularly for women and children. The magnitude of this challenge will only increase in the face of population growth, conflict situations, rural to urban migration and the predicted effects of climate change.
RAIN envisions a world in which all people have access to a reliable source of water, thereby being empowered to improve their lives through better health, education and livelihood security.
RAIN aims to increase the access to water through developing capacity for the collection of rainwater, with a focus on regions where other means of water supply are not viable or available. RAIN projects use low-cost and simple technologies and are adapted to local conditions.