Water and Sanitation

In developed countries, we take clean water, hygienic environments, and sanitation services for granted. For those who live in extreme poverty though, these are unheard-of luxuries and their lack is a constant threat to health and survival. On the bright side, interventions that often cost only pennies per person are provided to millions by effective organizations.


4 innovative ways to keep children in school
What’s the best way to help children in the developed world stay in school? The answers might surprise you. While traditional international development campaigns that target school enrollment often focus on raising funds to cover the costs associated with school supplies and uniforms, these approaches don’t address the underlying social, economic, and health issues that cause children to drop out of school in the first place.
Read more

Why Water is a Fundamental Right for All
Globally, 783 million people do not have access to clean water, and 2.5 billion people do not have access to water-based sanitation resources such as toilets or clean bathing facilities. Not having access to clean water supplies isn’t just an inconvenience; for millions around the world, it’s fatal. Each year, between 6 to 8 million people die from drinking contaminated drinking water and other water-related hygiene problems.
Read more

What will your impact be?

Find out using our Impact Calculator.

CALCULATE

What's the most effective way to fight extreme poverty?

Stay informed with periodic updates.