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 children 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 access to clean water means education, income and health - especially for women and kids.
Through The Human Fund, we're tackling the water crisis in a whole new way. We're a system of local leaders, innovative technology and trained mechanics all working together to keep water flowing around the world.
And we're not just about funding new wells, we're also taking care of the ones we've already built. This is how we ensure that our water projects continue to provide clean water to communities long after they are installed.