WHAT we do

Water For People helps people in developing countries improve quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable and safe drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and hygiene education programs.

WHO we are

In the early 1980s, a group of professionals from the water industry shared the heartfelt vision of a world where all people have access to clean water, adequate sanitation, and basic health services. In February 1991, the dream turned into reality as Water For People became incorporated as an international nonprofit development organization. In 2009, Water For People provided more than 325,000 beneficiaries with safe drinking water resources and/or improved sanitation facilities.

WHY we do it

Clean water is something most people take for granted. But can you imagine if you were suddenly without access to clean water, knowing that the next cup may make you or your child sick? Or if you had to walk past overfilled latrines every day? For millions, this is a reality they live with. Around the world, 884 million people do not have access to safe drinking water and 2.6 billion are without adequate sanitation facilities. Nearly 6,000 people who share our planet die from water-related illnesses each day, and the vast majority are children.

Our goal is to put lasting programs in place that examine entire districts and regions rather than only households and villages. Our vision is a world where all people have access to safe drinking water and sanitation, a world where no one suffers or dies from a water- or sanitation-related disease.


See more at: http://www.waterforpeople.org

Here's How My Celebration Can Help...

$20 supports SWASH+ (School Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Education Plus Community Impact) programs, allowing students to practice hygiene and resist spreading illness.
$50 supports research and development of new 'sanitation as a business' models, like those promoting eco-toilets that produce salable compost and do not contaminate local water sources.
$150 supports our goal of 100% water and sanitation coverage in the districts and municipalities where we work.