Help Fund a Water Project

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

"Access to safe water is a fundamental human need and therefore a basic human right" ~ Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General

  • More than 3.5 million people die each year from water-related disease; 84 percent are children. Nearly all deaths, 98 percent, occur in the developing world.
  • Lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills children at a rate equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing every four hours.
  • Lack of sanitation is the world’s biggest cause of infection.
  • Millions of women and children spend several hours each day collecting water from distant, often polluted sources. This is time not spent working at an income-generating job, caring for family members, or attending school.
  • 443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related illness.
  • These figures are heartbreaking - and obscene when you consider how little it costs to provide clean water:

    $10 - One Person's Clean Water $50 - Give a Family Clean Water $250 - Water for a Classroom $1,000 - Purchase a Well Pump $6,500 - Fund an Entire Project

    Who's Helping?

    Will You Join Us in Giving Clean, Safe Water?
    07/05/11Christa Grabske$10.00
    06/09/11Meg Appleby$82.00
    04/11/11Meg Appleby$19.59
    03/28/11Meg Appleby$18.75Because safe, clean water is a Human Right!!

    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.