Why Clean Water for Schools?

Increased Attendance and Less Waterborne Illness

6,000 children die each day from lack of clean water

Death from waterborne illnesses; Cholera, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and chronic diarrhea take more lives than war, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction put together.  Drinking from streams that are contaminated by bathing and defecation as well as water left by natural disasters are two common sources of these waterborne illnesses.
(source) (source)

50% of schools lack clean water for their students

When able to attend school, if there is no clean provided, the children are left thirsty and unable to focus. Often, when schools do provide clean water, this is the only access a child has to it.

3rd leading cause of death in children is diarrhea

1 in 9 children or 2,195 children die of diarrhea each day - more than AIDS, malaria and the measles put together.   88% of these are considered preventable with access to clean water and sanitation.
(source)

70% more children attend school when clean water is provided

443 million days of school are missed due to children having waterborne illnesses. When students get sick, they do not go to school, so by providing clean water, we are granting them access to a healthier life and a chance at a better future.
(source)

The Difference Clean Water Makes

Less Waterborne Illness

18% of all childhood deaths in Haiti are due to diarrheal disease (source).

More Kids in School

There is a 70% increase in school attendance when clean, safe water is provided to students.

Better Future

Clean water promotes a stable education that unlock opportunities of a brighter future.

Stories of Impact

Give $50 = 10 Students

Every penny of our donation goes towards providing clean, safe drinking water to children in schools in developing countries.

Give Now

Donate $2000* to provide clean water to a whole school for an entire school year.

Give Now

Challenge your office or donate your next birthday.

Learn More