Save a life: give clean Water
Delivering real solutions
Nearly 800 million people - that's one in ten of us - have to live with dirty drinking water. A shameful one third of the people on the planet do not have proper sanitation facilities.
Every one of these people have to decide whether to use dirty disease laden water to wash themselves and their families with, or even to cook with or drink or whether just to do without. It's no choice. The risk they face from potentially fatal diseases like cholera and dysentery is constant - the result of a member of the family contracting these diseases catastrophic for all around them.
This is truly an intolerable situation
- Each day of the year, almost 4,000 children die of diseases contracted from dirty water
- In Africa, more children under five die from diarrhea than from any other cause
- Women and young girls have to spend hours each day fetching water from wells that are often located many kilometers from their homes. This puts their safety at risk and also means that they miss out on education.
How we are working to solve this
Our project teams install wells to bring clean water into villages in countries such as Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Senegal and Somalia. This means that children have safe water to drink, it removes hours of drudgery from the lives of women and girls and it improves the living conditions for hundreds of people at a time.
Donate to one of our Water For Life Projects
Lack safe drinking water in Somalia and Senegal is driving people from their farms. Even worse, the southern and central regions, where many of these people flee is also very prone to drought.
We are providing deep wells in these countries which due to the topography of the region are difficult and expensive to install. It takes a team of seven people as long as three months to build each well, digging , often by hand, to depths of up to 30 meters.
Donate a Deep Area Well