The world needs clean drinking water. During civil strife in Sierra Leone, much of the water supply was lost. Wells were destroyed, water pipes blown up, water supplies dried up. Normally, villagers trek through narrow paths to carry water on their heads for long distances. They get their water from wells, rivers, streams and use it for all their needs such as drinking, cooking, bathing.During the time I lived in Africa, I came face to face with the reality of how unclean water wrecked havoc on populations. Infants died, adults became infected with disease. Unclean water was central to health problems. I had no way of correcting the problem. Even though I walked nearly on top of water, I could not bring it up. And it was not clean. Now there is a way you can help address the problem by contributing to my Web site here. Together we can restore wells, build new ones, construct water pipes, put a local team in place to manage project for five years. Most importantly, we will keep you connected to your project by sending updated progress reports, photos from your village. I invite you to join with me to provide clean, safe water to a village in Sierra Leone.
Did you know nearly 1 billion people don't have safe water to drink?
Together, we can change that. Let's fund a new source of drinking water for those who suffer needlessly without it!
Our gifts will be used to construct or rehabilitate a water project, like a well or sand dam, in Africa. We'll see pictures, GPS coordinates, and updates as they come in from the actual water project we fund so we can celebrate the results along with the community we help.
The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization unlocking human potential by providing clean, safe water to communities around the world who suffer needlessly without.
Working with local partners in countries like Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Uganda, we build long lasting water projects that are organized, owned and managed by the communities receiving them.
Together, with our partners we identify, implement, report on and follow up on every project. Then we share the whole story with you to inspire confidence in the work being done and the impact it has.