About the Charity
charity: water is a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. With a radically transparent model that sends 100% of public donations straight to the field, charity: water funds sustainable water projects in areas of greatest need and works with local partners to implement them. The organization proves every project, using innovative technology and powerful storytelling to connect donors with their impact. Since 2006, charity: water has funded more than 28,000 water projects around the world to help 8.2 million people get access to clean water, hygiene and improved sanitation.
663 million people in the world live without clean water. That’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide, or, twice the population of the United States. The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not only does walking for water keep kids out of school or take up time that parents could be using to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick. But when a community gets access to clean water, it can change just about everything. It can improve health, increase access to food, grow local economies, and help kids spend more time in school
The 100% Model
charity: water uses 100% of public donations for clean water projects. This is made possible by a dedicated group of private donors, known as The Well, who fund their overhead costs, staff salaries, trips to the field and more. This enables them to use 100% of public donations for clean water projects. With two completely separate bank accounts, audited independently and never touched for other reasons, they are able to guarantee that every public dollar donated is sent directly to the field.
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