CARE FOR CLEAN WATER
WHAT WE DO > CARE FOR CLEAN WATER
We envision a world where everyone gets clean & safe drinking water.
To bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Water changes everything.
For people in developing countries, clean water can change everything. 663 million people in the world live without clean water.
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 kids out of school or take up time that parents could be used 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. Clean water changes everything.
“The Prophet (peace be upon Him) said:
The best charity is to provide water.”
How do we tackle the water crisis?
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.
Every $1 invested in clean water can yield $4–$12 in economic returns.
It’s a solid investment. Access to clean water is perhaps the single most powerful tool for sparking economic growth that humanity has ever known.
Where do we work?
We fund water programs in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Myanmar. Water scarcity, poverty, political stability, and strong partner organizations all play a part in where we choose to work. We focus on providing rural communities with their first access to clean water.
We're not just about funding new wells, we're also taking care of the ones we've already built. This is how we ensure that our water projects continue to provide clean water to communities long after they are installed. Pipeline is a system of local leaders, innovative technology, and trained mechanics all working together to keep water flowing at charity: water projects around the world.