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Freshly minted rugs from the DOBAG project in Turkey.

Barakat's mission is to improve the well being of marginalized groups in South and Central Asia by increasing access to quality and a healthy environment.

Working in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, Barakat gives priority to groups that have little power or influence, including: Refugees, girls and women, the poor, the illiterate and uneducated, the landless, lower casts.

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Learn more at Barakat's web site


Solutions Benefiting Life (SBL)

Freshly minted rugs from the DOBAG project in Turkey.

Solutions Benefiting Life has developed Aquasif™, a sustainable household water system that disinfects harmful bacteria. The Aquasif™ system is low cost, efficient, and is produced and sold by local manufacturers in developing countries.

Why safe drinking water is so important

  • Annually, 2-3 million children under the age of five die of diarrhea diseases, a large portion of which are acquired through exposure to contaminated water.
  • 1.7 billion people are without access to clean drinking water and 2.4 billion are without adequate sanitation.
  • Water born diseases are the leading cause of childhood death worldwide.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 94% of diarrhea cases are preventable through interventions to increase the availability of clean water, and improve sanitation and hygiene.
  • Point-of-use water treatment is now recognized as the most effective method.

* data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) and the World Health Organization(WHO).

Learn more about SBL at their web site