I gleaned all the below information from here.
What does bad water do?
Every week, about 30,000 people die from unsafe water or poor sanitation. Women and children walk billions of hours to collect that unsafe water. And the walk itself can be dangerous. As they carry the 40 pound water jugs, they’re vulnerable to harassment and sexual assault.
The water crisis also affects governments. In Africa, approximately $28 billion is lost every year because of bad water and sanitation. Lack of available water slows or stops investment, limiting economic growth.
How does charity: water help?
Women and children have more hours to go to school or start businesses. charity: water’s field partners teach about the importance of sanitation, and the villages create new latrines and handwashing stations. It’s estimated that every $1 invested in water brings back about $12 in economic returns.
Why charity: water?
A focused purpose with a big impact
- Water projects are measurable
- Water is the basis for changing lives
- It doesn’t take a lot to make a difference ($20 is enough to provide one person with water)
You know where your money goes.
- 100 percent of mycharitywater donations go straight to the field
- View the actual well with satellite imaging on Google Maps
- See photos and sometimes testimony with Dollars to Projects.
- The fundraising venue makes efforts like this way easier
- They accept major credit cards
- Pretty user friendly. (Having issues? Let me know.)
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