About Thirst Relief

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.

Service Features

Water

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. 

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Health

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.

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Education

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.

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Community

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. 

Thirst Relief by the Numbers

People we serve through our projects
Countries we work in
Percent of public donations going towards projects
Dollars to provide 1 person with clean water for 25 years

Our Mission: Saving lives and changing communities through clean water solutions.

What We Do

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.

Bio Sand Filters

The Biosand filter is an innovative version of the slow sand filter specifically designed for schools, clinical, and/or household use.

Well Drilling

Bore hole wells provide a sustainable clean water supply where ground water sources are a viable option.

Well Repair

Old water wells need sporadic maintenance and repair. Our partners fix any wells needing upkeep at each of their project sites.

W.A.S.H

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.

ARE YOU READY TO SAVE LIVES?

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Our Projects

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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Our Team

Meet the Team

We're so thankful for the support of our generous donors.

Zach and Jody Wed Society No Eye Has Seen Dwayne Spence Mike Colon No One Without Melissa Jill Perez and Morris Kelly Moore Bags Amy Simmons Crimson Design Group The Color Well Church Project Sevenly Edmonson Bob and Dawn Davis DoTerra Healing Hands Hicks Roofing

Become a part of The Hub today to help support Thirst Relief staff and our efforts to change the world through clean water. Fill out the "Contact Us" form below to learn more!

Contact Us

1-866-5THIRST

INFO@THIRSTRELIEF.ORG

THIRST RELIEF INTERNATIONAL | P.O. BOX 2266 | BEND, OR 97709

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