Here are a few of the statistics about water that really shocked me and urged me to help: Hundreds of millions of people throughout the world do not have access to fresh, clean water. Too many people suffer and die from illnesses that result from drinking dirty water - up to 80% of illnesses in developing countries are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions, and about 1 in 5 children under the age of 5 die from water-related diseases (and that includes dehydration and diarrhea.) Better health and easy access to water improves almost every facet of life, including education. This is especially true for young girls, who miss class to walk miles to find water for their families and often leave school during puberty if they don't have access to better toilets and sanitation.Help me raise money to make their lives better!
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.