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Charity:Water Completion Report #5

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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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philip staff submitter 10 Builds 30 points 11 months ago

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.

Pcjulian12343 3 points 11 months ago

yay! happy kids with(now)clean water!

Berfs1 1 Build 3 points 11 months ago

congrats on the feat!

rhali8 2 Builds 3 points 11 months ago

Agreed. Awesome work :)

therevenga 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Does that pump produce clean filtered water?

joelhowell 13 points 11 months ago

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.

Eltech 14 Builds 10 points 11 months ago

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.
badgerbroc12 1 Build 4 points 11 months ago

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

Diamond_Dan1 1 point 11 months ago

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

Saar 1 Build 3 points 11 months ago

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?

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 5 points 11 months ago

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/

Saar 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Ah, that's great to see!

aych001 1 point 11 months ago

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.

piemancoder 3 points 11 months ago

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

GentlemanShark 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Ayy! We did something beneficial!

FACUNDO 12 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

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

ineedacomputerayylmao 2 points 11 months ago

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

BryanMUFC 1 point 11 months ago

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! :-)

pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

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!

EdInk 10 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

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

JafferAli 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

:)

jswadener 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

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.

pcgamerguy305 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I salute you guys! Great work.

planeace222 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

This always makes my day :D

thetortuga747 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

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.

iCantBuild... 1 point 11 months ago

GG Boys we godly

ATXON 1 point 10 months ago

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

amazexxzombie 1 point 10 months ago

Dope stuff pcpp love what your doing here

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philip staff submitter 10 Builds 9 points 11 months ago

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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Berfs1 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

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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Berfs1 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

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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