Africa faces widespread poverty and severe underdevelopment, with access to clean water representing one of the most pressing challenges. Across the continent, there remains a pervasive lack of economic, institutional and human resource capacity to tackle such a basic human necessity. According to The Water Project, statistics show that a total of 319 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa live without access to improved reliable drinking water sources, with the greatest need being in rural areas.
In 2013 and 2014, Medrar supplied potable water in Niger, one of the least developed countries in the world where more than 10 million people do not have access to clean water. Medrar constructed a total of 46 boreholes improving access to clean water for 23,000 vulnerable families in different targeted areas. Implementation of the same types of work was carried out in Kenya, Mali, Somalia, and Zambia, benefiting over 60,000 affected people and children.