Every day in rural communities and poor urban centers throughout sub-Saharan Africa, hundreds of millions of people suffer from a lack of access to clean, safe water.
Women and girls especially bear the burden of walking miles at a time to gather water from streams and ponds - full of water-borne disease that is making them and their families sick.
Illness from drinking dirty water and the time lost fetching it robs entire communities of their futures.
Hope is put on hold in over half of the developing world's primary schools without access to water and sanitation.
It left us wondering why. So, we decided to help. We'd like you to join us.
When students are freed from gathering water, they return to class. With proper and safe latrines, girls stay in school through their teenage years.
Safe water, clean hands, healthy bodies. Time lost to sickness is reduced and people can get back to the work of lifting themselves out of poverty.
Access to water leads to food security. With less crop loss, hunger is reduced. Schools can feed students with gardens, reducing costs.
Access to water can break the cycle of poverty. The communities we serve are ready to grow. We can't wait to see how they choose to do it.
These water projects are in need of immediate funding to complete.
Can you donate today and make one of them possible?
Emunga'bo Primary School in Western Kenya serves about 500 students. Currently they rely on an unprotected spring (basically a dirty watering hole). Your gift will provide a rainwater catchment tank for the school, hygiene training, latrines and long-term follow-up.
Emunga'bo Primary School
Raising funds - $3,224 needed for a Rainwater TankDonate to the
Today, the community in Naman, Kenya is forced to gather water from an unprotected spring that is often contaminated by gabage and uses other than drinking. Your gift will allow this community to protect this source for drinking, ensuring a ready supply for the village.
Funded - Thank You for the Spring Protection
With water only available from shallow pits today, the Twone Self Help group in central Kenya is already hard at work preparing for their new water project. Your gift will help them complete a sand dam and shallow well that will dramatically transform their community, farms and local economy.
Twone Self Help Group
Raising funds - $148 needed for a Sand DamDonate to the