650 million people
Water is a basic human right yet 650 million people in the world don't have access to clean water.
We believe that's 650 million too many.
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One in three people in the world don't have access to a proper toilet. We use the most appropriate, affordable and sustainable solution to the local sanitation situation.
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Women walk an average distance of 10 kilometers daily to get clean water.
Over 500,000 children die every year from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.
Half the hospital beds in developing countries are filled with people suffering from diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.
A worthwhile investment
For every $1 invested in water and sanitation, an average of $4 is returned in increased productivity.
Hygiene promotion is the most cost effective health intervention according to the World Bank.
Just $24 can help provide one person with access to clean water.
Reaching everyone by 2030
Since 1981 we have reached 23 million with safe water. Since 2004 we have reached 21 million people with improved sanitation.
While we are very proud of the work we have done so far, we will not stop until water everywhere for everyone is a reality.