Why Water?

Dirty water causes needless suffering.
Girl collecting dirty water in Kenya


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.

Dirty Water Kills
Boy wondering why?


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.


 
 
Education

When students are freed from gathering water, they return to class. With proper and safe latrines, girls stay in school through their teenage years.

Health

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.

 
Hunger

Access to water leads to food security. With less crop loss, hunger is reduced. Schools can feed students with gardens, reducing costs.

Poverty

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.

 
See what access to water means to her in Sierra Leone