Around 785 million people globally don’t have access to clean water. Rural and isolated communities without access to clean water are forced to walk several hours every day to reach dirty water that is contaminated with E.coli, salmonella, cholera and/or dysentery, among others. An estimated 3.4 million people die every year from preventable water-related diseases that can be easily prevented by clean water and WASH (Water, sanitation, hygiene) initiatives. Generosity has helped 500,000 people by funding 800 sustainable water projects in 20 countries. They provide communities with the tools to be self-sufficient through WASH programs and water well maintenance lessons to guarantee the long-term impact and survival of their water projects.
Clean water can reduce water-related deaths by 21%, with sanitation by 37% and hand washing by 35%. They can prevent 3.4 million deaths every year and allow women to spend more time working or growing food for their family, increasing the yields on their farm by 20 or 30%. It can lift 150 million people out of hunger and dramatically increase girls’ school attendance. Girls are currently tasked with fetching water and caring for their sick family members or are suffering from hunger or water-related diseases themselves.
Your impact donation is helping to achieve the below Sustainable Development Goals developed by the United Nations.
Generosity.org provides safe, clean drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people in developing countries around the world and now it’s time to expand our generosity even further. Help us go beyond water into other areas such as medical aid, education, family support, and so much more and give these communities the opportunity to not just survive, but thrive and multiply.