75% of the world’s developing countries are located within the continent of Africa. Two-thirds, or about 102 million of the 159 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa still use unsafe surface water, and every five seconds, a person dies of unsafe water usage. Over 80% of the population does not have access to clean water. Likewise, child mortality is extremely high in Malawi as a result of unsafe water. 1 out of 4 children do not live up to their fifth birthday. As a result of this lack of access to clean water, alongside poor sanitation resources, cases of malaria are at an all-time high.
For the over ten years, we have made it our mission to make access to clean water a matter of importance, and we ensure that each mission is approached with dignity and hope. We started building bore-wells in remote villages and we have completed over 250 bore-well projects, 350 homes, 150 toilets-shower stations. We started over 65 long term self-sustainable projects to empower women and to make them financially stable with the introduction of sewing classes, sanitary materials, and awareness and trainings on hygiene and disease control, among other initiatives. We are in the process of building community centers which will include a medical clinic, a women’s empowerment center, and an orphan center with learning and recreational facilities. Because many people struggle to reach medical aid when they fall ill, this community center will strive to impact the quality of life for local villages. The goal of Our AIM Foundation is build 25 of these community centers in remote villages where each community center will serve approximately 35 villages and will impact thousands of villagers with clinics, orphan learning center, adult English classes and a women’s empowerment center, alongside playground, sports center, bore-wells and toilets-shower stations.