Last year we raised $2,500, enough to give 100 people access to clean water. This year, with a bigger and more committed team we are set on providing access to over 140 people.
When communities have access to clean water, girls can attend school, community members are healthier and families can break the cycle of poverty.
- By 2050, at least 1 in 4 people will live where a lack of fresh water will be either chronic or recurrent.
- A recent survey of 100,000 health care facilities in developing areas found that more than 50% lack running water and soap.
- In countries dealing with conflict, children are 4 times less likely to have access to basic water services.
- 40% of the world’s population is affected by water scarcity.
- WE Villages: WE Charity’s International Development Model
- WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program for Water Supply and Sanitation
- UN: Freshwater and Sanitation Related Issues
- TIME Magazine: World Water Crisis Photo Gallery
- One.org: Global Goals for Sustainable Development
- UN Sustainable Development Goals
- UN: Issues in Depth—Water