In July 2012, Pure's closest clean water source was 5 miles away.  The main chore for most children was to haul water using a jerry can.  When full, a five gallon jerry weighs over 40 lbs.  Children spent hours each day ferrying water to support their families, hours that should have been spent in school. 

     

The founders of Pure Joy Foundation funded a clean water well that was drilled by Water Harvest International in March 2013 at the new Pure Primary School.  Information and photos about the well can be found here.

 

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