Baltimore Aircoil Company (BAC) is a global leader in developing, manufacturing and distributing evaporative or hybrid cooling and ice thermal storage products. The availability of clean water is critical to the safe operation of sustainable evaporative cooling equipment. BAC is engaged in making sure that clean and safe water is available to people worldwide, as it is essential to human development.

Just a Drop partnered with Baltimore Aircoil Company on World Water Day, 22 March 2018, to bring safe water and sanitation to communities worldwide. Throughout 2018, BAC’s employees will engage in raising funds to support Just a Drop in bringing much needed safe water to 1,324 people across India, Kenya and Nicaragua. 

Baltimore Aircoil Company will support 303 children at Kyeni Primary School in Kenya with a rainwater harvesting tank and hygiene education, 201 people in the remote El Roblar community in Nicaragua with a piped water system, and 820 people in Kudo Village, India through a comprehensive safe water and sanitation programme.

Kyeni Primary School, Kenya

In Kenya, thanks to support from BAC, Just a Drop will bring safe water and hygiene education to 303 children at Kyeni Primary School. Without water at the school currently, children are forced to drink dirty water from a river 3km away and are frequently sick and miss school, impacting their education. A rain water harvesting tank and hygiene education will lead to long-term good health. 

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Christine Musyimi, a pupil at Kyeni Primary School

We are facing a major challenge in terms of accessing water, sometimes we are required to go out and fetch water from an earth dam. We spend many hours fetching water in the evening and it is affecting my performance in class. Some of us bring some brownish coloured water and you find pupils drinking it when it’s hot and we are thirsty.

- Christine Musyimi, 12, a student at Kyeni Primary

Children at Kyeni Primary School celebrate their new school rainwater harvesting tank, June 2018

    

Kudo Village, India

Kudo village has 820 inhabitants, who share four water pumps with a very low water yield. Existing toilets in the community were incorrectly designed and aren't used, and hygiene is poor. Malaria and stomach illnesses are very common, particularly among the young.

Just a Drop will provide a comprehensive solution, including a piped water system to each household, which will transform the village – each individual will have access to clean and safe water and hygiene standards will improve hugely.

Read the interim project report here 

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El Roblar, Nicaragua

BAC's third project with Just a Drop will benefit the 201 people living in El Roblar, located 8km south of the town of Camoapa, in Nicaragua. It takes around an hour and a half for families to fetch water, a trip they have to make between four to five times each day. Often the water becomes contaminated when it is carried back.

Just a Drop will install a piped water system which will bring safe water directly to individual homes. The community will be healthier and long-term economic opportunities will improve.

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