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EWW. Each letter represents a core focus of the Connect 3 organization: Education, Waste, and Water. 

 

Education

In countries of immense poverty, education is most often lacking. Education reduces poverty, boosts economic growth and increases income. It raises a person's chances of having a healthy and fulfilling life, can help promote gender equality, and peace throughout a country. Connect 3 believes long-term solutions require the understanding and investment of the communities on site. We believe that education on sanitation and ecosystem services will greatly increase uptake and maintenance of waste and water projects.

 

Waste

Without proper infrastructure in place, countries stricken with poverty almost always face waste management issues. With growing populations, waste production increases, but with nowhere to go. Garbage is rarely collected and taken off site and open dumping and garbage burning is common. The result in many cases in these areas is that garbage tends to pile up in waterways and on land, creating serious health and environmental hazards. 

 

Water

Access to clean water is crucial for the health and well-being of all humans. Unfortunately it is not a luxury we all receive. In many countries, runoff from excess waste and chemicals, tainted wells, and polluted waterways, are the only water sources accessible to people. Unsafe water and insufficient water infrastructure, which contributes to poor hygiene, are the leading causes of mortality in impoverished countries. Contaminated water carries various diseases such as cholera, intestinal worms, and diarrhea. This is why assessing and addressing contamination in the waste stream is a paramount step to ensuring the health of communities around the world.

EWW. Each letter represents a core focus of the Connect 3 organization: Education, Waste, and Water. 

 

Education

In countries of immense poverty, education is most often lacking. Education reduces poverty, boosts economic growth and increases income. It raises a person's chances of having a healthy and fulfilling life, can help promote gender equality, and peace throughout a country. Connect 3 believes long-term solutions require the understanding and investment of the communities on site. We believe that education on sanitation and ecosystem services will greatly increase uptake and maintenance of waste and water projects.

 

Waste

Without proper infrastructure in place, countries stricken with poverty almost always face waste management issues. With growing populations, waste production increases, but with nowhere to go. Garbage is rarely collected and taken off site and open dumping and garbage burning is common. The result in many cases in these areas is that garbage tends to pile up in waterways and on land, creating serious health and environmental hazards. 

 

Water

Access to clean water is crucial for the health and well-being of all humans. Unfortunately it is not a luxury we all receive. In many countries, runoff from excess waste and chemicals, tainted wells, and polluted waterways, are the only water sources accessible to people. Unsafe water and insufficient water infrastructure, which contributes to poor hygiene, are the leading causes of mortality in impoverished countries. Contaminated water carries various diseases such as cholera, intestinal worms, and diarrhea. This is why assessing and addressing contamination in the waste stream is a paramount step to ensuring the health of communities around the world.