Facts:

  • Worldwide, at least 1.8 billion people use a drinking-water source contaminated with feces.
  • One billion people lack access to improved sanitation.
  • More than five percent of all child deaths can be prevented with safe water and sanitation.
  • Contaminated water can transmit diseases such diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.
  • Contaminated drinking-water is estimated to cause half a million diarrheal deaths each year.
  • By 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas.
  • In 2015, 91% of the world’s population had access to an improved drinking-water source, compared with 76% in 1990.
  • Globally, there has been tremendous progress between 1990 and 2012, when 2.3 billion people gained access to an improved drinking water source.

WHAT WE DO:

  • Provide Access to Safe Water
    • After a disaster or catastrophe, we send a team to assess the needs of a community. We help provide drinking water in the aftermath by supplying villages with water purifiers. Where water is scarce or unsafe, we drill wells in hard-to-reach villages.
  • Promote Sanitation and Hygiene
    • To prevent outbreaks of disease during a crisis, our teams educate villages on hand-washing and teach healthy practices like cooking with clean utensils, and drawing water from protected sources.
    • We distributed thousands of portable bidets for women to use for personal hygiene.
  • Promote Best Practices
    • Our commitment to community based learning ensures long-term capacity: we train health care volunteers and workers to use water purifiers especially in the aftermath of disasters or natural catastrophes. We also train them to model and teach good sanitation and hygiene practices for their communities long after we leave an area.

Our Impact

  • From 2015-2016 we provided thousands of families’ easy access to safe water.
  • We prevented death from illnesses like diarrhea, dysentery, and cholera caused by dirty water and unsanitary living conditions. Our approach is to provide safe and clean water, improve sanitation and personal hygiene to rural communities in need all over the world.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • Donate today and help us provide clean water to one or more families.

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