Help Fund a Water Project

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

Hello! My name is Marie and just like all of us, I want a happy world!

If you haven't heard yet, water scarcity is a growing problem. Here are a few facts for you..

  • Half of the world’s hospital beds are filled with people suffering from a water-related disease.

  • Nearly a billion, 884 million people do not have access to clean and safe water. 37% of those people live in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • 443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related diseases

  • The average American uses 64-100 gallons of water a day.

  •  Residents of Sub-Saharan Africa use about 2-5 gallons of water a day. 1-day worth of US water usage could last 50 days in Africa.
  • Without water nothing on Earth would be possible. It's a necessity of life that is easy to take for granted. I want to raise money to give the entire world the opportunity to live life to it's fullest potential! Water scarcity and/or untreated water goes beyond dehydration. It affects farming which causes mal-nutrition and starvation. Dirty water allows for deathly diseases like cholera. Children don't go to school because they are to busy finding water for their families. The frustration of water scarcity doesn't allow economies to grow and overall it makes for a life more difficult than most of us can even begin to imagine. Water is a necessity to live and shouldn’t be a stress in everyday life. I would love to help spread the love of life by giving the source of life to all people! Jump on in and help! :) Even just 1 dollar will get us a step closer to our goal! Thank you for your passion to help change the world for the better! 

    Who's Helping?

    Will You Join Us in Giving Clean, Safe Water?
    06/04/14Kayvon Afsarifard$10.00Very inspiring
    06/02/14Elke D'Onofrio$115.00So glad you are doing this Marie! Thanks for asking me to pitch in!
    06/02/14Marie Ratermann$20.00Bring on the splash!

    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.