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Charity:Water Completion Report #5

philip

May 12, 2016

Our fifth Charity:Water completion report arrived! Thanks to your support, we were able to fund 7 water projects serving 7,361 people in Malawi, Africa.

Here is an interactive map showing the GPS coordinates of all the completed projects we've sponsored to date:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zqE0c_J1hY48.k8n9g4q57yGw

You can also find our previous completion reports below:

PCPartPicker is supported through affiliate commissions from participating retailers. It is my commitment that we donate a portion of our earnings to charity. When you purchase components through retailer links on PCPartPicker, you're not only supporting this site - you're also helping provide clean water and sanitation to people in need. Seriously, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for being a part of this and helping us make this happen!

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Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 28 points

Seriously. Words cannot express how happy I am to receive completion reports like this. 7,361 people! Are you kidding me? Look at what you all have done. That is pretty amazing. I'm so happy to be able to share in this with you.

Thank you for being a part of this! Thank you for supporting PCPartPicker, so that we can in turn support efforts like this.

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

yay! happy kids with(now)clean water!

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

congrats on the feat!

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

Agreed. Awesome work :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Does that pump produce clean filtered water?

  • 38 months ago
  • 12 points

Hell yeah guys, this site is more than PCs and PC parts. Not only does it have this fabulous community, but it's actually helping those who are in need. Keep up the good work PCPP and keep helping those who are in need worldwide.

  • 38 months ago
  • 9 points

Thanks to your support, we were able to fund 7 water projects serving 7,361 people in Malawi, Africa.

No, thank you for doing these water projects that is helping people who truly need clean water for their daily lives. Your efforts are deeply grateful and I'm certain those 7,000 of people are more appreciative about this. My typed up simple words could never describe it enough for those who needed clean while I have access to water. Thank you and God Bless.
  • 38 months ago
  • 5 points

Kids in Africa could've drank that wat-....oh wait

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

XD One day that phrase will never have to be used. (hopefully)

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

One important thing that people often forget about projects like this is that they have to be sustainable. If you go to Africa to build something, go back and it breaks down after a year, then the project isn't very effective. Are there any plans to keep these water projects going?

  • 38 months ago
  • 6 points

Glad you mentioned that! Charity:water is very familiar with that problem, and so they even have a program to fund maintenance of the water projects called Pipeline. You can find out more about it here:

https://www.charitywater.org/pipeline/

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah, that's great to see!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I think what you mean is Allocation of funds for the Maintenance of the Water works. Sustainability usually refers to the environment or pollution. E.g. If you dug shallow tubewells in arsenic prone areas, the water will contain arsenic and affect the people. Thus the project will not be environmentally sustainable in the long run. Now maintenance costs of any civil engineering work is huge and it surpasses the actual construction costs in most cases. I don't think a charity will ever be able to handle that completely. The local people must be encouraged to contribute to funds for maintenance.

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice job PCPP! Also, nice job for everyone who has ever ordered from PCPP, since that was what made this possible.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Ayy! We did something beneficial!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm very happy with what we've done, guys. It's very emotional :'-)

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Good job pcpartpicker staff, great work you're doing out there.

Also, obligatory watercooling joke - I couldn't actually think of one, but it has to be brought up somehow

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Hats off to PCPartPicker, charity: water and everyone else involved, for making this noble project happen. I'm proud to be a part of this site, and I'm sure all of you reading this are too! :-)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Seriously, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for being a part of this and helping us make this happen!

Great to see people care about the needy!

We take for granted what we have to such an incredible extent.

Very true!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thumbs up....the actions of a few can help thousands..this is inspiring.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wondering... how did they determine the nozzle vs the pumps?

The joy and efficiency PCPP and the community have given to 7k+ people is incredible. More companies should work to get clean water worldwide.

Glad to be a part of something so small that is doing something so big.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I salute you guys! Great work.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This always makes my day :D

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

A lot of times it's easy to get caught up in the material aspects of the PC community, the builds, the new games, the GTX 1080...

It's always great to see that, as a community, we're more than that. We're making a concrete difference in the world.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

GG Boys we godly

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

In the time honored tradition of PCpartpicker I will now play our national anthem: "complaining about the Power supply selection"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Dope stuff pcpp love what your doing here

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  • 38 months ago
  • 8 points

There are legitimately people who spend their entire day going out and fetching dirty water for their families. There are children who can't attend school because they have to go spend hours fetching water for their family.

We take for granted what we have to such an incredible extent. And similarly, we underestimate the effect that providing clean water for a community can provide. It's not only water - it's clean water, with a huge reduction in water-borne illnesses. It's also time for those fetching water - so that parents can run business or children can attend schools. It can truly be life changing.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Well to be fair, Pascal is better than the 290 if you think about it :). But yes, we do take for granted the computer parts. If only I had the money to build computers and send them to less fortunate people who could really use one...

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

True. I am getting the 980 for free, which I will try to overclock to get a ton of performance out of it...

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