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charity: water

charity: water is a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

With a radically transparent model that sends 100% of public donations straight to the field, charity: water funds sustainable water projects in areas of greatest need and works with local partners to implement them.

The organization proves every project, using innovative technology and powerful storytelling to connect donors with their impact. Since 2006, charity: water has more than 24,500 water projects around the world to help 7.3 million people get access to clean water, hygiene and improved sanitation.

Why Water?

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 kids 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 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.