Water Serve was founded by Geoff and Sherry Jordan who lived in South India in the early 1980s. Geoff (an industrial chemist) and Sherry (a Registered Nurse) were impacted by the widespread illness and death caused by polluted water, especially affecting young children. This prompted their filter development work which has not only created opportunities for local manufacturing and distribution, but also cooperation among community and business leaders in meeting practical needs – especially in response to natural disasters. In short, we know the land, we know the people, and we’re able to work more efficiently and effectively by focusing our attention in this region.
The need alone demands our full focus. Only 40% of India’s total population has access to improved sanitation, and only 46% in Nepal. (World Bank Data, 2015). Diarrhea kills 1.5 million Indian children under 5 years of age each year, and those who survive are weakened throughout life by frequent reoccurring diarrhea which makes them vulnerable to malnutrition and opportunistic infections such as pneumonia. (UNICEF WASH, 2014).
Water Serve is making a difference in India and Nepal, and is available to partner with organizations internationally. Join us in this life-changing mission! Give the gift of life by becoming a Water Serve Partner today.