Help Fund a Water Project

Together, we can unlock potential in a developing community by providing clean, safe water.

We're all wrapped up in the Ice Bucket Challenge at the moment and raising money for ALS is a great thing because it's a horrific afflicting disease.

Let's not forget though what the aim of that campaign was though... to raise money for a worthy cause.

ALS is a great cause but ensuring people around the world have access to clean and sanitary water is even greater and here's why:

  • 783 million people do not have access to clean and safe water. 37% of those people live in Sub-Saharan Africa - that's more than the entire population of Europe.
  • Half of the world's hospital beds are filled with people suffering from a water-related disease.
  • In developing countries, as much as 80% of illnesses are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions.
  • So my Ice Bucket Challenge is this... for every £300 (eq $500 USD) (that would provide fresh clean water for more than 20 people) that's donated towards the £1,500 (eq $2500 USD) goal I will do the Ice Bucket Challenge once. Reach the £1,500 goal and I'll take the Ice Bucket Challenge 5 times but more importantly we'll have saved 100 people from suffering from unsanitary water borne diseases. For me that's a price worth paying...

    Put your money where your mouth is guys!

    Let the challenge commence -

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    Who's Helping?

    Will You Join Us in Giving Clean, Safe Water?
    09/21/14Gerard Murphy$46.00
    09/01/14Emma P$23.00Time to get cold... be sure to dress appropriately ;-)
    08/24/14William Eysenck$46.00Hi James hope this money helps
    08/24/14Steven Bakhtiari$46.00Good idea, James. I'm not even bothered if you follow through with the bucket of ice water - this is a very worthy cause. Good effort.
    08/24/14James Murphy$46.00Let's get this challenge started...

    Why It Matters

    Access to clean, safe water unlocks potential

    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.

    About The Water Project

    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.