Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Water changes everything.
When you have access to water, you can keep yourself clean. You can wash your clothes, your dishes, your food and your hands. You can raise livestock and have a garden. And, of course, clean water means that you can quench your thirst.
With your help, we can connect more communities to the water that they need to thrive.
And that's just the beginning. It's the first step towards better hygiene. When you combine it with new information and habits, water can mean the difference between sickness and health. It is also an important part of building sanitary bathrooms. You're helping people all over the world create safe and dignified spaces in which to relieve themselves.
In a world where water is life, you're helping your neighbors live...and so much more.
From Stoves to Gardens to Water to Livestock, Esmerelda’s Family is Thriving
Preparing chicken soup with basil, oregano and green bananas or the fried fish that her son and husband like is now so much easier for 27-year-old Esmerelda Robles. Today she uses less firewood, cooks food faster and saves time preparing meals in her kitchen. Before, her house was covered in soot (hollín), a black, very fine and greasy substance that …
Water Makes a World of Difference in Haiti
Tulsaint Sermilien knows what it’s like to always be worried about water. “I used to walk over 60 minutes to get water in Digé or at the source at the river Cadet,” he says of his daily walk in his community in Haiti. It was a dangerous trip, too. Animals had been known to fall on the slippery, rocky road. …
Fair water access promotes peace in Cao Binh, Vietnam
Most of the people who live in Cao Binh village are from the Tay ethnic group, Vietnam’s largest ethnic minority. The name of their village comes from its location in the mountains of northwest Vietnam: “Cao” means “high” and “Binh” means “flat.” So, it’s the flat area on a high mountain. Cao Binh’s residents use a small stream about a …