Water, Sanitation & 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 water access with new latrines and education on the best hygiene practices, you change lives.
Water accessibility is only effective when we ensure healthy and clean communities too. That’s why our program teams work alongside communities to ensure everyone has access to water and a safe, clean and dignified place to use the restroom.
In a world where water is life, you're helping your neighbors live...and so much more.
Domestic Rainwater to Reduce Climate Change Vulnerability
No matter who you are, where you live, 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? A grassroots movement to scale up rainwater harvesting and other water solutions in hard-to-reach communities is gaining momentum in South America. …
Resilience and the Right to Water
In his rural town in the Lower Chaco region of Paraguay, Leonardo Martinez and his family rely on basic activities like washing their hands, having a clean home, cultivating crops and selling their produce in local markets to survive. These activities may sound simple, but as access to water in this region of Paraguay becomes increasingly scarce, life in rural …
A Labor of Love in Jackson
This past summer, Jackson, Mississippi, was hit not once, but twice by two linked disasters. In August, heavy rains led to flooding throughout the city, damaging the city’s infrastructure. Once the rain stopped, a new crisis began. The city’s water plants were damaged, leaving tens of thousands of residents without access to clean running water. In this moment of crisis, …