Is proudly partnering with
" Because everyone deserves the right to
access clean and safe drinking water. "
663 million people in the world live without clean water.*
That’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide. Or, twice the population of the United States. The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not only does walking for water keep kids out of school or take up time that parents could be using to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick. Every $1 invested in access to clean water and sanitation yields up to $12 or more in economic returns.* It's a solid investment that has the power to change lives. Access to clean water is perhaps the single most powerful tool for sparking economic growth that humanity has ever known!
Clean Water Changes
When a community gets access to clean water, it can change just about everything. It can improve health, increase access to food, grow local economies, and help kids spend more time in school.
Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. 43% of those deaths are children under five years old. Access to clean water and basic sanitation can save around 16,000 lives every week.*
Clean water helps keep kids in school, especially girls. Less time collecting water means more time in class. Clean water and proper toilets at school mean teenage girls don’t have to stay home for a week out of every month.
In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water.* Access to clean water gives communities more time to grow food, earn an income, and go to school - all of which help fight poverty.
Women are responsible for 72% of the water collected in Sub-Saharan Africa.* When a community gets water, women, and girls get their lives back. They start businesses, improve their homes, and take charge of their own futures.
With the support of people like you...
We've helped fund 20,062 water projects in 24 countries so far!Here’s what you should know...
100% goes to the field
When we donate to charity: water, every dollar goes directly to clean water projects. Private donors fund their operating costs, so 100% of our donations can go straight to the field!
They prove every project
Charity: Water works with local partners to build water projects around the world. And every time they complete one, they prove it using photos and GPS coordinates on Google Maps.
Charity: Water believes in the power of proof! They utilize 100% of all public donations to directly fund water projects for communities in need, and they prove each one using GPS coordinates on Google Maps. This map shows all completed Charity: Water projects to date.