Water Aid

Clean water changes everything

Clean water is essential to life. It is estimated that 663 million people are without access which has a direct impact on health, education, and economic opportunity.

Donating to the construction of water systems in afflicted communities keeps children in school, protects the young and the old from disease, and empowers men and women to raise livestock and agriculture to sustain their needs.

Life revolves around water

The same thing that provides our lives with comfort is limiting the quality of life for millions worldwide — water.

Each year, 443 million school days are lost from water-related challenges and illnesses. Dirty drinking water kills 1000 children daily through diarrhea, typhoid, cholera, dysentery and other water-borne illnesses. That means more people die every year… Lack of access to the clean drinking water means a less prosperous community.

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of clean drinking water. Access to clean water keeps children in school, prevents early death, and reduces poverty by enabling communities to build an economy and agriculture for trade and sustenance.

Human Concern International is on the ground in the most drought-stricken areas to provide vulnerable communities with clean drinking water. To ensure that WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) programs are tenable, we work with local partners who are more intimate with the challenges of their communities to find and implement practical and effective solutions.

Programs are only one part of the strategy. The second is staffing, training, and equipping programs with human resources on the ground. We invest in community members to manage and reinforce WASH programs and their infrastructure for lasting and sustainable change, maximizing donor impact and elevating the community for generations.