What is Everyone Forever?
Everyone Forever means water and sanitation that lasts for generations to come – for every family, clinic, and school.
Most WASH initiatives are implemented with short-term goals like installing a pump or toilet. But this model seldom works since there is no planning for a lasting impact. When pumps and toilets break, their continued operation and maintenance become a burden on the community. Breakdowns can last between 10-15 days, forcing many families to again resort to unsafe water sources. In some cases, such regular disrepair has caused the community to abandon these water points permanently. Lack of skilled local mechanics, high cost of repairs, and difficulty obtaining spare parts results in prolonged downtime This often leaves communities back where they started, and with little faith in a long-term solution.
In 2011, Water For People created the Everyone Forever model. The goal is self-explanatory – Everyone has water that lasts Forever.