The health of our world starts with safe water
Watch as Water.org co-founder Matt Damon explains how bad we need each other. Join us and together we can celebrate the lives saved and bright future we helped create for our human family.
Safe water has the power to protect and save lives
Access to safe water at home directly helps families in need prepare and protect themselves from this pandemic, because they can wash their hands and don't have to leave their homes to collect water.
Now more than ever the health of our world relies on access to safe water and people like you. Together we can help prevent the spread of diseases today and support the health of families tomorrow.
Here's how you can help families around the world today
Globally, 785 million people lack access to safe water and 2 billion people don’t have a toilet. Nearly 1 million people die each year from diseases that could be prevented if families have access to safe water and sanitation. Now more than ever is the time to ensure everyone everywhere has access to safe water and a toilet.
The most powerful thing you can do right now to help build resilience and hope for families and our world is to give the gift of safe water.
You can help save lives.
This pandemic has made it clear how critical safe water is to ensure global health — not just for those in need, but for all of us.
Watch as Water.org co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White explain how water is the first line of defense against COVID-19 and critical to the health of our human family during their Time 100 Talks interview with CNN political commentator Van Jones.
World Leaders Call-to-action on COVID-19
Now more than ever access to safe water and sanitation is critical to the health and resilience of our global community. That’s why Water.org is joining Heads of State, Government, and leaders from United Nations agencies, International Financial Institutions, civil society, private sector and research and learning, in calling leaders around the work to prioritize water, sanitation and hygiene in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Water gives health
Alemtsenay’s family suffered from water-related illnesses. Their weak health prevented them from going to work or school, resulting in lost income and missed opportunities to learn. This created an endless cycle of poverty for the family, and sadness and frustration for this mom who was trying so hard to protect her family.
After learning that the lack of a toilet and safe water was the reason for their sicknesses, Alemtsenay found a solution to improve their health—one she could afford and obtain immediately. A small loan made possible by Water.org empowered Alemtsenay to fund just what she needed—a water tap and private toilet at home. With gratitude and relief she shared, “We will no longer be susceptible to diseases or such poor hygiene practices that cause sickness.”
Together we can give families like Alemtsenay's the opportunity for improved health. And it starts with access to safe water.
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