We believe in
clean water. healthy nations.
Together we’ll provide access to clean, safe and reliable water across sub-Saharan Africa
1 in 10 people on the planet do not have access to safe, clean water. The most vulnerable, especially children, have the highest risk of water-borne illnesses. But through water purification, drilling and rehabilitating wells, you can provide the gift of clean water to those in need.
Provide Clean safe water for use
- Families are often forced to use water sources that are contaminated by animals and used for bathing.
- This poses a huge risk of waterborne diseases, putting children at the highest risk for illness, and even death.
- When families have clean water, they’re able to spend their income on food and education rather than on preventable medical expenses.
- When a family has access to clean water, their health dramatically improves, and children can attend school more regularly instead of walking long distances to get water or staying home sick.
- Access to clean water also allows women to spend more of their time generating income and caring for their families.
Water is life
Water Can Be Scarce
In many of the countries where we work, water is scarce. And the face of water scarcity is an adult woman, and sometimes a young girl. She carries plastic buckets like the one Virginia used, or a bright yellow jerry can.
Water Is A Women’s Issue
But water is also about women–their work, personhood, and safety. What would happen if, instead of losing hours of a day collecting water and fearing for their own safety, the world’s women had the time and energy to attend school, invent solutions, start their own businesses?
And what if water is what helps that happen?
When you donate water through us, you help people who have already identified a lack of clean water as a big issue in their community.
wells dug so far
Madelin is a 13-year-old girl who lives in the Uganda with her 8-year-old sister Mariana, aunt Anastacia, and uncle Martin. Before we started working in their community, only a small number of people had access to clean water. Everyone else had to retrieve water from a local river that collected rainwater. Madelin and Mariana were often sick due to using contaminated water, resulting in several hospitalizations. One of the community’s main goals was providing a clean water system for everyone to use.
“When we reached the water source, we used to wait in line. If there’s a drought and resources are in high demand,” Virginia tells us, neighbors fight for their families to get precious water. If they are lucky, they carry around 40 lbs of water (the weight of the 5 gallons that fit in a plastic bucket or jerry can) back home, continue with the household tasks, and wake up the next day to do it again.