Clean Water Changes Everything

The World Health Organization estimates that 115 people in Africa die per hour as a result of the lack of safe water – nearly half of which are under the age of 5. Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Providing a well can save as much as 16000 every week…(see here)

In Africa, villagers often rely on surface water (streams, ponds, or even puddles) for water. These sources of water are also used for bathing, washing, and for livestock. As a result, the water is often contaminated and not suitable for drinking. However, the villagers collect this water and use it for cooking, washing, and yes – even drinking. Searching for and carrying water is commonly the responsibility of women and children (as shown in this photo). Using every imaginable container, they carry water back to their homes and their families. Imagine spending a significant portion of your day just trying to fulfill this basic need – and to be forced to rely on a water source that is likely to cause illness.

Now imagine the impact of a local water well. A water well can service an entire village for years to come. It will not only save lives but will allow the villagers to use the time previously spent on the daily routine of finding and transporting water for a more productive task.

In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water… (see here & here). Donating a well will help their communities save time to reinvest into education and earn an income.

Less time collecting water means more time in the classroom. Saving children time allows to reinvest that into their education.

billion hours spent walking for water

lives saved from clean water, each week.

of people in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to clean water.

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We are pleased to partner with the following organizations to bring tangible hope to children in the villages we serve throughout the African continent and other locations.