More than 2 billion people live in countries experiencing high water stress. 

People with access to water or handwashing stations

Wells, filters, tanks or water points installed

People educated on hygiene practices


Water is life, and clean water is at the core of sustainable development. Water and sanitation projects are deeply interwoven with other sustainable development goals. Improving access to clean water increases a child’s ability to stay in school instead of walking miles to collect water every day. Improving sanitation also improves health and reduces the risk of waterborne or diarrheal diseases. Building new wells and water collection systems provide jobs within communities. And finally, increased access to water can help provide economic and agricultural sustainability.

Water-related facts:

Justine the Water Kiosk Operator
Justine manages a "pay as you fetch" water kiosk, which is part of a larger water system that provides water services to 6,546 people across seven villages in Uganda through 300 on-plot connections, seven community tap stands, and seven water kiosks. “What makes me happy is giving service to my customers,” says Justine. With the extra income she now makes being a kiosk operator, she has enough money for food, to send all of her kids to school, and in the next year she hopes to save enough money to buy a cow.
Water for Regali Communities
In the Regali communities of rural Vietnam, eight out of ten households do not have an adequate bathroom facility. 86% of families have recurring tapeworms because of unsanitary conditions. Families are concerned about access to water–both for consumption and for important hygiene and sanitation practices to keep their families healthy. Our partnership with Catalyst Foundation constructed 20 new toilets, installed a 4-tank water filtration system, and educated over 250 people on hygiene and sanitation practices to empower Regali families with better health and reliable water!
Handwashing Stations in Nicaragua
Access to clean water and hygiene education is vital to stopping the spread of Covid-19. Handwashing is a critical first line of defense against the spread of viruses, and people need soap and water to stay healthy. Most rural homes in Nicaragua do not have running water, and few have a water tap near their home. Our partnership with El Porvenir installed 1,818 handwashing stations in homes, schools, and health centers across six regions of Nicaragua.
Sergio Teaches Hygiene Practices
Sergio is 12 years old and a student council representative at a school in rural Guatemala. As a leader, he loves teaching his peers what he has learned in the student council sessions, especially when it comes to health and hygiene. He shows them how to brush their teeth properly, wash their hands and reminds them to drink water every day. This year, Sergio helped lead a water campaign in his school. He taught his peers to choose water over sugary beverages. Sergio’s enthusiasm and confidence as a leader are helping his peers develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

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