Every 21 seconds, a child dies from a water-related illness
Women spend 200 million hours a day collecting water
More than 2.5x more people lack water than live in the United States
The majority of illness is caused by fecal matter
More people have a mobile than a toilet
Lack of community involvement causes 50% of other projects to fail

Mission & Vision

Our Vision

We envision the day when everyone in the world can take a safe drink of water. It is easy to take for granted ready access to a safe supply of drinking water. Yet nearly one billion people lack this most basic commodity. Creating accessible, safe water supplies in developing countries liberates people to live healthier, fuller, more productive lives.

Our Mission

Water.org is challenging the traditional approach to assisting people in developing countries. Our goals are to draw attention to the world's number one health problem, unsafe and inadequate water supplies, and to raise funds to help fight this immense problem - one community at a time. Our mission is to inspire people to act:
  • Donors - to provide consistent financial resources with a sense of solidarity for those in need of safe water
  • Staff and volunteers - to seek innovative and efficient solutions to meeting the global water supply needs of today and tomorrow
  • People in need of safe water - to take the lead in meeting their own needs

Together, people form the "water partnership" that allow us to realize our vision.

Develop high quality, sustainable water projects. We use our expertise to foster high-quality, sustainable, community-level water supply projects. We promote innovative solutions that enable communities to take a leading role in solving their own water supply problems.

Enable donors to invest wisely. We exist to create a global awareness of the water supply crisis and to help people respond. We carefully invest donors' funds in only the highest quality projects through locally-based water development organizations. We hold ourselves accountable to donors and to people who benefit from the projects they support.

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Program Service Accomplishments | About Water.org pdf

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