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.
Safe Access to Water Transforms School in Vietnam
The primary satellite boarding school in the Ban Mui village in Vietnam is a place of learning, laughter and growth for over 230 young children. Most of the boarding students are from Thai, Dao or H’Mong ethnic minority groups. The school is a path for children to grow and discover a brighter future. While working to develop this path for …
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. …