CAUSE: CLEAN WATER
LOCATION: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Out of the 7 billion people in the world, only about 6 billion of them have clean water. Half of the population in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to clean water. Over 80% of the disease in developing countries is related to poor drinking water and sanitation. 4,500 children die every day from preventable diseases related to a lack of access to clean water & adequate sanitation.
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. Drop in the Bucket also installs rural flush toilets and hand-washing pumps.
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MISSION & GOAL
to build wells and sanitation systems at schools throughout sub-Saharan Africa, enabling youth to fully harness the life-changing power of an education & to provide schools and communities with the tools they need to improve child health, increase school enrollment rates, and promote gender equality.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Every dollar spent on improving water and sanitation creates an average of eight more dollars in costs averted and productivity gained.
Since 2006, DITB has completed over 350 wells across sub-Saharan Africa.
Poor sanitation kills more children every year than AIDS, malaria and measles combined.
By simply providing a separate latrine facility for girls, school enrollment rates have been shown to improve by over 15%.