Here is why I decided to fundraising for the Water Project:
Almost one billion people, a sixth of the world’s population, remain without access to safe drinking water.
An estimated 2.6 billion people, about 40% of the World’s populations, have no access to sanitation facilities, like toilets or latrines.
At any one time, half of the world’s hospital beds are occupied by patients suffering from water-borne diseases.
A person living in Sub-Saharan Africa uses 10-20 litres a day; on average, we use 326 litres a day.
About 90% of sewage and 70% of industrial wastes in developing countries are discharged into water sources without treatment.
Unsafe drinking water hinders children’s healthy development. Evidence shows that unsafe drinking water is associated with more than physical illness, it may also permanently hinder brain functioning.
Just $20 can provide fresh water to someone in Africa for the next 20 years. Less than a dollar/day is nothing to us, but is life or death to them. We can do something to change thousands of lives.
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.