What’s your cause?
Sanitation, hygiene and adequate water access is critical for preventing and containing diseases. Clean water makes a huge impact on a community. Water is life! We work with communities on a local level to provide access to clean, safe water and improve hygiene and sanitation practices in areas of great need.
How do you do it?
By focusing on hygiene education, and by drilling wells – 40 to 50 a year, each one pumping around 1,800 gallons of water per day, enough for 500 – 1000 people. Local people are trained to maintain the well, and connected to local supply chains, so fresh water can continue to flow for years to come.
What’s one small step people can take to help?
- Get connected on instagram, twitter or linkedin
- Check out Charity Navigator’s blog post about their work, in honor of World Water Day.
- Watch Salva’s powerful story; from Lost Boy to founder of Water for South Sudan – inspired by his father’s life-threatening disease brought on by contaminated water.
- Read Linda Sue Park’s best-selling book A Long Walk to Water, or this illustrated book, which is suitable for children, and see the human impact of Salva’s work.