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 children 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 access to clean water means education, income and health - especially for women and kids.
"Connecting with communities around the world with the mission of clean water is an experience that crosses borders and divisions. Engaging with the culture of another country and building relationships while you build clean water solutions is something no one soon forgets. "
JOIN OUR TEAM ON A WATER PROJECT!
We work with local experts and community members to find the best sustainable solution in each place where we work, whether it’s a well, a piped system, a BioSand Filter, or a system for harvesting rainwater. And with every water point we fund, our partners coordinate sanitation and hygiene training, and establish a local Water Committee to help keep water flowing for years to come.
Volunteers are the backbone of the work Project 58 does around the world. Get your hands dirty for clean water.