Help Us Bring Clean Water to India
Clean water is something many of us have never fathomed living without. But having access to clean water is considered a luxury for people living in developing countries. Every day, 5,000 kids die from water-related illnesses before they reach their fifth birthday.
We got involved with charity: water to help change that statistic. We donated 1% of this year’s sales to fund a water project from start to finish in Uganda. It will take approximately 18 months to complete and provide clean water to a village of over 150 people.
Now it’s our 4-year anniversary and to celebrate we’re starting a birthday campaign with charity: water to raise funds for a new clean water project in Orissa, India. 100% of the money will be used to build clean water projects, and when they’re complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community we helped.
Please DONATE to our campaign — even a dollar can make a significant difference.
About charity: water
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in over 20 developing countries. By sponsoring a water project, an entire community will gain access to fresh water, improving their health and overall quality of life. Along with providing a community with safe drinking water, charity: water also provides education initiatives to communities, giving them the opportunity to take full advantage of their new systems and use them to their fullest potential.
How does it Make an Impact?
Sanitation + Hygiene: Access to clean water promotes hand-washing, showering and overall cleanliness, reducing the risk of disease.
Health: 80% of diseases in the world are waterborne and preventable with clean water and improved sanitation.
Education: Millions of kids spend their days collecting water for their families or home sick with a water-related illness instead of going to school.
Women Empowerment: Women are twice as likely to walk for water. Water projects nearby can save time, and give women freedom and opportunity.
Food Security: Self-sufficient families can use water sources nearby to cook safely, clean their eating utensils and water their own gardens.
Economic Development: Every $1 invested in improved water access and sanitation yields $12 in economic returns, depending on the project.
Can you imagine a life without clean water? We can’t either and no one should have to. Please help us bring clean water to India!