15% Of All Company Profits Are Dedicated To Supporting Communities In Need Of Clean Water.
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Let’s Learn about Charity:Water
For people in developing countries, clean water can change everything.
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 children 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.
But access to clean water means education, income and health - especially for women and kids.
How do we tackle the water crisis?
We work with local experts and community members to find the best sustainable solution in each place where we work, whether it’s a well, a piped system, a BioSand Filter, or a system for harvesting rainwater. And with every water point we fund, our partners coordinate sanitation and hygiene training, and establish a local Water Committee to help keep water flowing for years to come.
Charity: water is a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
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.
The water crisis is huge, but it is solvable. We work with local experts and community members to find the best sustainable solution in each place where we work, whether it’s a well, a piped system, a BioSand Filter, or a system for harvesting rainwater. And with every water point we fund, our partners coordinate sanitation and hygiene training and establish a local Water Committee to help keep water flowing for years to come.
The Next Step in Sustainability
Working with local leaders to keep water flowing is critical to our mission. In November 2015, charity: water started deploying cutting-edge sensors and cloud computing technology to provide real-time data on water system performance. Today, those sensors measure the flow of clean water and let us know how our projects are working at any given time.
We're still improving this technology. And we're sharing what we're learning. Our data is available publicly and we've open-sourced all the designs.
How We Work
We invest the money we raise into organizations with years of experience to build sustainable, community-owned water projects around the world. Our team works closely to ensure that every dollar is accounted for and then provides reports back to our donors. Learn about our approach, the solutions we fund and our partners on the ground.