The Philippines is a country of 7000 islands, surrounded by water, where 8% of the population does not have any access to drinking water. A figure which is most likely underestimated as revealed by Gawad Kalinga NGO latest report. Gawad Kalinga produces titanic work in this country.
In this crisis context the NGO has requested our expertise to reach their main goal: lift 5 million Filipinos out of poverty by 2024. Initially, Gawad Kalinga wants to provide basic needs – the physiological ones on Maslow’s pyramid – and later on, social progress by bringing financial independence to families.
DURING OUR STAY, WE ANALYSED TWENTY DIFFERENT SAMPLES OF WATER, FROM THE SOURCE TO THE TAP, AND THE OBSERVATION WAS THE SAME EVERYWHERE: THE WATER WAS NOT DRINKABLE.