Why Water?

Dirty water causes needless suffering.
Girl collecting dirty water in Kenya


Every day in rural communities and poor urban centers throughout sub-Saharan Africa, hundreds of millions of people suffer from a lack of access to clean, safe water.

Women and girls especially bear the burden of walking miles at a time to gather water from streams and ponds - full of water-borne disease that is making them and their families sick.

Boy wondering why?


Illness from drinking dirty water and the time lost fetching it robs entire communities of their futures.

Hope is put on hold in over half of the developing world's primary schools without access to water and sanitation.

It left us wondering why. So, we decided to help. We'd like you to join us.

Access to safe water is foundational to the development of any community. Safe and reliable water restores hope and unlocks potential.

 
 

Education

When students are freed from gathering water, they return to class. With proper and safe latrines, girls stay in school through their teenage years.

Health

Safe water, clean hands, healthy bodies. Time lost to sickness is reduced and people can get back to the work of lifting themselves out of poverty.

Hunger

Access to water leads to food security. With less crop loss, hunger is reduced. Schools can feed students with gardens, reducing costs.

Poverty

Access to water can break the cycle of poverty. The communities we serve are ready to grow. We can't wait to see how they choose to do it.

 
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We train, equip and work alongside local teams who build and restore water points in Kenya, Uganda and Sierra Leone. Your gift funds local solutions to local problems, creating opportunity all along the way.

See what access to water means for her school.
 

Unlock Potential

These communities are in need of immediate funding to complete.
Can you donate today and make one of them possible?

People living in Evihule Village are getting sick from dirty water. Protecting this spring will change that!

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Bartholomew Spring

Raising funds - $2,629 needed for a Spring Protection

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Water Project

Students at Simboyi school struggle with the burden of scarce, dirty water. A new large rainwater tank will help meet the needs of over 430 students.

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Simboyi Primary School

Raising funds - $3,754 needed for a Rainwater Catchment

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Simboyi Water Project

Kumina Waoni means “to finish thirst.” You can help this community install a well to provide clean water!

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Kumina Waoni Group

Raising funds - $7,316 needed for a Hand Pumped Well

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Kumina Waoni Water Project