Water shouldn’t hurt. But for many, it can kill. Water is a paradox – while it is the essence of life, it can also cause great anguish. Each day, an estimated 1,000 children die due to water-related diarrheal diseases.
Water scarcity affects an upward of 40% of the global population. It often requires a significant amount of time and energy to obtain. In your home, pure, uncontaminated water flows from a tap. For many poor communities, woman and girls have to walk for miles to fetch water of questionable quality. All the while, carrying buckets that can weigh up to 80 pounds on their heads. One slip, trip, or fall could mean no water for an entire day.
Accessible and reliable local clean water can revitalize communities. It can promote good health and empower young girls to attend school. It may also be the difference between a healthy harvest and starvation. We support clean water by installing water filters, repairing wells, and constructing tanks. We also support sanitation and hygiene by implementing other water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) systems.