Welcome to Water Charity,
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping people access clean drinking water and improved sanitation. In our 14 years, Water Charity has done more than 6500 water, sanitation, and public health projects in 79 countries, benefiting almost 7 million people! We are also active in disaster relief & pandemic response.
Water, Sanitation & Health Projects
Million People Benefited
With our unique and extremely efficient method of operation, and an exemplary, transparent track record of sustainable, effective projects, you will be hard pressed to find any charity, in any field, that can match our accomplishments.
Water Charity is a partner of the National Peace Corps Association.
- More people die from lack of clean drinking water than from all forms of violence combined… including war!
- At present, 2.6 billion people have inadequate access to sanitation… with nearly a billion people practicing open defecation.
- About 780 million people have no access to safe drinking water at all.
Illness & Disease
Fully half of the hospital beds worldwide are occupied by someone suffering from a water-related illness.
80% of all diseases are waterborne.
(World Health Organization)
Diarrhea is the leading cause of death for children under 5 worldwide.
Our solution is simple. We use tried & proven, low-cost, efficient methods to achieve solutions that originate in the community being served. We start projects immediately & ask for donations once the project is underway. Our projects are done quickly & sustainably, with local labor. Our projects work.
Naturally, these figures are changing daily, and they have improved since we started doing this work (it was over 1.2 billion without clean water then). This is encouraging, and it shows that we can actually solve this problem with the means at hand. And yet, there is a lot of work still to be done. With around 80 million displaced people at any given moment (more than at any time in history)… and with massive, seemingly-endless conflicts raging in many places… and knowing that no census style infrastructure exists in much of the world… exact numbers of people suffering are fairly well impossible. What is not impossible, is alleviating the needless suffering. Solving water issues is not difficult, doesn’t take any new technology, and is not expensive… it just takes desire. Even in these extraordinary times, with pandemic raging across the globe… water is STILL the issue. It is very hard to wash your hands without water. People can not “shelter in place” without water. 3 days without any water and you risk death by dehydration. Join us in making sure that everyone has access to water!
Water Charity has joined forces with the National Peace Corps Association
WATER CHARITY INFO
With our entire focus on doing low cost, high impact projects, Water Charity built upon successes, and grew without much fanfare. Now we are not only doing projects all around the world, but we are doing bigger, and even more impactful projects as an official partner of the National Peace Corps Association. Please join us as we push to scale up our already impressive achievements, and make a really substantial impact on the World Water Crisis!