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Water for People

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Clean Water
Global Health
Women & Girls
An international organization that promotes the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments.
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Boy smiling with water spout
Benjamin Franklin famously said, “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” Those that live in the United States often do not think twice about the source of their water or whether it is safe to bathe in or drink. It is a luxury that billions of people worldwide do not know, an uncertainty that communities live with every day. Throughout the movement for clean water access is an acronym called WASH, which stands for “water, sanitation and hygiene services.” This concept is used widely by our charity partners and other government entities that focus on worldwide clean…

Charity Photos

  • Title: Rulindo Water Seller
  • Charity: Water For People
  • Country: Rwanda
  • Photo Credit: Water For People

  • Title: Guatemala School
  • Charity: Water For People
  • Country: Guatemala
  • Photo Credit: Water For People

  • Title: Inda Birbhum
  • Charity: Water For People
  • Country: India
  • Photo Credit: Water For People

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Everyone at this primary school in West Bengal, India knows that a successful student is a healthy student. Twice a year, the school of nearly 500 students holds a soap drive. Parents and children gather for a festive celebration, and the families bring donated soap and hygiene supplies for the school to use. Soaps, buckets, scrub brushes, and sanitizers are assembled while children share messages of good health and proper hygiene through songs, plays, and decorated signs. Hygiene education, including proper handwashing techniques, is an integral part of this school’s curriculum. Water For People works with schools to train the teachers and develop plans and messages for instilling healthy hygiene habits in the young students. If schools lack the budget for necessary supplies, setting up the soap drives ensures a bank of hygiene materials for student and teacher use. From daily songs to paintings on the walls, the students are…