For people in developing countries, clean water can change everything. Most of us have never really been thirsty. We’ve never had to leave our houses and walk five miles to fetch water. We simply turn on the tap, and water comes out. Clean.
— Charity:Water

There are 663 million people on the planet who don’t have clean water. That’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide! The majority live in rural areas and need to spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. When they do get to a water source, often it is dirty and filled with disease-causing microbes. On top of that, walking for water is a huge opportunity cost and means that sometimes kids don't get to go to school or that parents lose valuable time that could be used to earn money.

Access to clean water means education, income and health - especially for women and kids. Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. We can do something about this.

Charity:Water works with local experts and community members to find the best sustainable solution in each place where they work. With every water point they fund, their partners coordinate sanitation and hygiene training, and establish a local Water Committee to make each project sustainable.

Charity:Water first came on my radar years ago with their 100% model. Every penny of your donation funds water projects and they fund raise for overhead through separate channels. They prove each project through GPS and reports. They're transparency, efficiency, and enthusiasm towards a world where everyone has access to clean water is inspiring.

Can you believe we have been giving every week for 12 weeks already?! WOW.

You are beyond awesome.

I hope your 2017 is has been an excellent year so far.

All the best to you and yours,