Without water, we are nothing. We cannot drink, we cannot grow crops, there is no eating, no bathing, no washing. And when access to water is virtually non-existent, as it is in many parts of Africa & Asia, one’s entire existence becomes dedicated to the retrieval of that water, no matter how poison it may be. From that unclean water comes sickness, disease, and death. There is no time for school or education, and no way out of the poverty. This is the case with millions of our global citizens. We believe that access to safe water is truly the first step to eradicating poverty, the first step to a healthier and more united planet, and a basic human right that no one should have to live without.
WaterAid (excerpts from WaterAidAmerica.org)
WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.
WaterAid transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. We work with partners and influence decision-makers to maximize our impact.
What we do
WaterAid enables the world’s poorest people to gain access to safe water and sanitation. Together with improved hygiene, these basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods, forming the first essential step in overcoming poverty.
We work with local partners, who understand local issues, and provide them with the skills and support to help communities set up and manage practical and sustainable projects that meet their real needs.
We also work locally and internationally to change policy and practice and ensure that water, hygiene and sanitation’s vital role in reducing poverty is recognized.
Read more about this incredible international organization on their website and learn about other ways you can help.