Where to Donate to on #WorldWaterDay

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Clean water is a basic human right.

  • Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. 

  • 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education, and livelihoods.

  • Each year, between 6 to 8 million people die from drinking contaminated water and from other water-related hygiene issues.

Looking for an effective nonprofit to donate to on #WorldWaterDay? These organizations will use your money to make a real, significant impact.


Evidence Action

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Evidence Action oversees three main initiatives, one of which is called Dispensers for Safe Water: a sustainable rural water service that maintains chlorine dispensers directly at the water source, ensuring access to safe drinking water for nearly 5 million people in rural Kenya, Uganda, and Malawi.

Dispensers for Safe Water provides free access to containers and chlorine—a proven, low-cost water treatment solution—and maintains sustainable service delivery, not a one-time hardware installation.


Drop in the Bucket

Since 2006, Drop in the Bucket has constructed more than 300 wells in East Africa. Wells are cost effective and can last for generations when properly maintained. They drill down to the aquifer to provide naturally filtered water, and we run extensive tests at each site to ensure the water is safe and pure.

Water isn’t just for drinking. It’s a vital element of everyday safety and sanitation.

Drop in the Bucket installs rural flush toilets, which treat - rather than store - sewage. The technology ensures that the toilet never fills up, never has to be moved, doesn’t smell, and doesn’t attract disease-carrying mosquitoes. Drop in the Bucket has been installing these toilets for more than nine years, and the first toilets built are still working perfectly.

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Clean Water for Haiti

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Haiti has a water problem. Most of the water sources available to people are contaminated and, because of poor infrastructure, Haitian families have no choice but to use the water they have available, even if it’s full of disease.

Clean Water for Haiti is making a difference. Through their biosand filter program and Technician Training classes, they’re providing access to clean water in communities throughout Haiti. Everyday lives are being saved, and Haitian families are getting control over their health and the water they consume – one filter at a time.

For about $100 CWH can build a filter, deliver and install it, and provide a year of support to the family who owns it. 


Development Media International

Development Media International (DMI) runs television and radio campaigns in developing regions to raise awareness for important health and wellness issues. The focus areas of DMI’s educational media for vulnerable communities are nutrition, hygiene and sanitation, malaria prevention, HIV/AIDS, family planning, and child marriage. DMI works with local broadcasters to create informative and engaging programming, reaching wide communities via large-scale media campaigns of 500 to 8,000 broadcasts.

DMI has run campaigns in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe and is currently running large-scale programs in Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Mozambique, Mauritania, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Niger, and Chad.

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