we are changing the world through clean water. find out how.
IT'S ALL ABOUT WATER
Nearly 1 Billion people today, STILL lack access to safe, clean drinking water and more than 2 Billion lack access to adequate sanitation. With nearly 1 million children dying each year due to water related illnesses, that are preventable, water is the most vital component to not only survival, but also to the development of a community.
A lack of safe, clean drinking water is still the largest crisis facing people around our world today. Water is the foundational building block, and first step, for any community in the developing world to begin moving toward self sufficiency and stablity.
A child dies every 21 seconds from water-related disease. These deaths aren't simply caused by contaminated water, but also by a lack of access to proper sanitation and hygiene. Thirst Relief not only provides people with clean water, but also the knowledge of and access to proper sanitation that will be passed down throughout generations.
443 million school days are lost each year due to water related illness. Hours are also spent each day retrieving water, which results in no time to pursue education. Clean water solutions allow children to focus on education and their future rather than water gathering.
In one day women around the world spend 200 million hours collecting water. By providing a community with access to clean water, you are freeing up valuable time that members of that community can use to work, go to school, and perpetuate sustainable life. On average, every $1 invested in water and sanitation provides an economic return in that community of $8.
Our Mission: Saving lives and changing communities through clean water solutions.
CREATING ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER VARIES IN METHOD, DEPENDING ON THE LOCATION, COMMUNITY AND SCALE OF NEED. WE UTILIZE THE MOST APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE TO OUR LOCAL PARTNERS TO ACCOMPLISH OUR MISSION.
The Biosand filter is an innovative version of the slow sand filter specifically designed for schools, clinical, and/or household use.
Bore hole wells provide a sustainable clean water supply where ground water sources are a viable option.
Old water wells need sporadic maintenance and repair. Our partners fix any wells needing upkeep at each of their project sites.
Each WASH project provides one school with latrines, a bore-hole well, a water storage tank, filters and water taps that act as drinking fountains.
Thanks to the help of our generous donors, and the hard work of our local partners, we are serving hundreds of thousands of deserving people through our projects. Here are a few of our current projects:
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