Why Water?


Every day in rural communities throughout sub-Saharan Africa, millions of people suffer from a lack of access to clean, safe water. For school-aged children it's a burden that traps them in poverty.

Globally, 1 in 9 people still have no access to clean water. But in the communities we serve, it's 9 out of 9. Water is a daily and crippling challenge. Without water you can't grow food, you can't build housing, you can't stay healthy, you can't stay in school and you can't keep working.

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

But the water crisis can be solved.

Children often bear the burden of walking miles each day to find water in streams and ponds, full of water-borne disease that is making them and their families sick.

You can change that.

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

Girls under the age of 15 are twice as likely as boys to be the family member responsible for fetching water. We believe she deserves to take water for granted, just like you. To pursue a hopeful future, she needs water - every day.

You can provide it.

 
 

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.

 

Your support trains and equips in-country 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.

Access to safe water improves the health of families and children, keeps girls in school, gives people back their time lost collecting water, and empowers the leaders of tomorrow. No wonder it’s estimated that every $1 invested in water and sanitation programs yields up to $12 in economic returns.

Your support will make that true in the lives of people every day, as they are able to rely on safe water through The Water Project.

See what access to water means for her school.


Unlock Potential

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

A new rainwater catchment tank for a school in Kenya

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Muleche Primary School

Raising funds - $3,237 needed for a Rainwater Catchment

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A new rainwater catchment tank for a school in Kenya

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Gidagadi Secondary School

Funded - Thank You! Rainwater Catchment

A new rainwater catchment tank for a school in Kenya

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Sabane Primary School

Funded - Thank You! Rainwater Catchment