Poshte Water ProjectDid You Know?

  • More than 1 billion people (1/6 of the world’s population) lack access to clean drinking water.
  • Nearly 40 percent of rural residents in the Americas (excluding the U.S. and Canada) lack access to clean drinking water.
  • About 2.6 billion people (half of the developing world) lack access to improved sanitation.
  • Every 6 seconds, someone dies of disease related to lack of clean water or sanitation. That’s 5 million people each year! Most are children less than 5 years old.
  • Carrying heavy water containers long distances to their homes is usually the job of the family’s women. They spend on average 3 hours every day at this task.

Our Mission

  • Help small, rural communities develop and maintain access to safe, year-round drinking water.
  • Preserve and protect watersheds that provide water to these communities.
  • Provide training and education to local people in maintaining drinking water systems, improving hygiene and protecting watersheds so they will have autonomy with respect to water needs.
  • Partner with other organizations to carry out this mission.

You Can Help

By making a donation today, you can help those most in need obtain clean water and better sanitation.