Water & Sanitation

Clean Water & Sanitation | Contribute To Our Charity Organization

We use water in almost every one of our daily tasks: washing our faces, flushing the toilet, making coffee, cooking or even just simple daily consumption. Though it can be something we easily take for granted, clean water is something vital and often lacking to the development and progress of communities in ending poverty.

Aside from making a donation, you can support us in many other ways - such as volunteering, sponsoring a child, giving to programmes specifically focused on reducing the risks these communities face when it comes to clean water and sanitation, disasters, or even education. As a charity organization focused on working with children and families globally to come out of poverty, volunteers and contributions are a valuable source of support for our vision. 

Clean Water Needs | How Can Charity Organizations Help?
Clean water and basic sanitation are basic rights for every child. Without them, diseases become rampant and infant mortality rates increase. Women and children are the most vulnerable, bearing the chore of water collection duties, often trekking miles to the nearest water source. Across the globe, women and girls spend 200 million hours, daily, collecting water*. Children also are unable to attend school due to illness or water collection duties. In particular, females are at risk of being harassed and sexually assaulted. Our charity efforts as an organization are geared towards helping these communities to become self-sustainable through education, building of infrastructure as well as equipping schools and houses with clean water tanks and filters.

 

*UNICEF, 2016

Providing Clean Water: Key Challenges Faced By Charity Organizations

Geographic Constraints

The poor have no resources to move away from where they are born, even if they live in parched lands with limited rainfall. For them, the daily struggle to get enough water for farming and daily consumption is just their way of life.

Lack of Infrastructure

Without proper water pipelines, children, usually girls, walk hours to and fro each day carrying heavy loads of water from the nearest water source instead of going to school.

Unprotected Water Sources

Rivers, streams and other watering holes are exposed and are susceptible to contamination from animals who drink from the same source and human activities like open defecation.

Water-Borne Diseases

Infectious illnesses like diarrhoea and typhoid spread through unclean water. Because hygiene levels in rural areas are low, these diseases spread even more easily.

Poor Sanitation and Hygiene

There is poor awareness of good sanitation habits. As a result, practices like open defecation are commonplace and people are not aware of preventive measures to stop disease transmission.