WHY WATER?

Having access to clean water is the first step to breaking the cycle of poverty, yet 663 million people still live without it.

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Access to clean water affects every aspect of life.
Sickness caused by lack of clean water
Health

The lack of clean water and sanitation causes 80% of all sickness and disease in the developing world - affecting more people than war, AIDS, and famine combined.

Investing in water and sanitation
Wealth

Every $1 invested in improving water and sanitation results in $4.30 in overall economic revenue.

The importance of hygiene
Sanitation
& Hygiene

Teaching people to wash their hands and properly use latrines saves more lives than any vaccine. in fact, sanitation and hygiene programs double the impact of every water project - decreasing disease in a community by an average of 47%.

Education hindered by lack of clean water
Education

The water crisis creates huge obstacles to improving education in the developing world. When a child's day is spent fetching clean water or battling a water - related disease, attending school is simply not possible.

Gender inequality caused by lack of water
Equality

The burden of fetching water often falls on women, preventing them from working or getting an education. Walking long distances to get water increases the risk of sexual assault, and the lack of proper sanitation facilities is the main reason young girls drop out of school. Access to clean water helps women get the same opportunities as men.

Lack of clean water burdens women and children
Freedom

On average women and children in the developing world walk a distance of 6 kilometeres (3.7 miles) each day collecting water. Providing access to clean water relieves this burden and unleashes the freedom to work, learn, grow, and dream.

Our committment is to provide clean water globally

SO FAR WE'VE MADE SOME AMAZING PROGRESS

People Helped

People Helped

450,000 +

Projects Funded

Projects Funded

778

Countries Served

Countries Served

20

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