3,500+ GIVEN CLEAN WATER.
We Walk So They Don't.
RAISED SINCE 2016
OF ALL DONATIONS
DIRECTLY FUND CLEAN WATER
PEOPLE GIVEN CLEAN WATER
The Global Water Crisis
Why We Walk
A simple but powerful solution:
The clean water well
In many areas affected by the global water crisis, the problem isn't that there's no water. In fact, it's usually right under the ground. However, many communities have no way to access it.
Hand pump freshwater wells are an essential long-term solution to solving the water crisis. They're not flashy. There's no gimmicks or complicated technology involved. Clean water wells rely on a simple, commonsense approach that supplies millions with fresh, clean water every day.
Working with communities, local drillers with huge rigs are hired to drill 200 to 300 feet deep into the ground, tapping into existing water tables. Through this process, communities work together with contractors to build fresh-water wells that draw up safe, protected water.
Why clean water wells?
Hand pump freshwater wells are essentially self-sufficient. This is a huge deal because they don't rely on external power, unreliable solar panels, or costly fuel sources to provide people with clean water.
Communities are truly at the heart of each freshwater well constructed. Community members are trained to maintain and repair wells themselves for years to come. Built by the same people who will use them, wells become rooted in communities who protect and preserve them for future generations.
If properly maintained, wells we fund will last 40+ years.
The Impact of Clean Water
Giving water means giving life
When communities get access to clean water, it affects every aspect of life...
Our amazing partner:
Using amazing to describe Thirst Project is an understatement. They're our parent org, our world changing friends, and a leading force in fighting the global water crisis. They activate hundreds of thousands of students in schools across the country, educating them about the water crisis.
Thirst Project builds water projects in many areas around the world. One of those places is the small south African nation of Swaziland, where they've pledged to give everyone in the country clean water by 2022. Crazy right?
There's many reasons, but we love Thirst Project for 2 big ones.
First, they use 100% of every donation for clean water projects.
This means every single penny raised by students gives people clean water. Second, they don't just take your money and run. They keep you involved every step of the way. When you raise enough money to fully fund your own well, you'll get to choose the community it gets built in. Once completed, you'll get a personalized thank you video, pictures of the well in action, and GPS coordinates so the community you helped give life will always be a part of yours. That's what Thirst Project is all about.