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.
In Argentina, United by a Need for Water
No matter who you are, you need water to survive. No matter where you live, you need water to survive. No matter where you grew up, what you look like or how old you are, you need water to survive. So what happens when you live in an area with hardly any water? This is a question that some of …
Protecting Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Others Across Mexico in the Face of Coronavirus
During this time of pandemic, people worldwide are doing what they can to prevent the spread of coronavirus. They are washing their hands thoroughly and often. They are practicing social distancing. They are staying home when they can and are avoiding large groups. For Central American migrants in Mexico, however, these steps aren’t easy. That’s why CWS made a grant …
Past learning about handwashing is keeping families safe in the face of COVID-19
Arceia is a student living in the Tana Toraja district of Indonesia. Her community is called Se’seng, and it’s in the mountains. It’s an area that is prone to landslides, so CWS has teamed up with families here for years. Back in 2015, we worked with students, teachers, parents and community leaders for a program called Safe Schools and Safe Communities. …