Access to Water Ben Ernest, Bobby Turek, LAuren Nortier

The Facts

663 million people - 1 in 10 - lack access to safe water.

Twice the population of the United States lives without access to safe water.

1/3 of the global population lives without access to a toilet.

More people have a mobile phone than a toilet.

The water crisis is the #1 global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation), as announced by the World Economic Forum in January 2015.

In developing countries, 70% of industrial waste is dumped untreated into water, polluting the usable water supply.

Pollution is mainly caused by industry, agriculture and sewage, but the most common contaminant of drinking water is fecal matter

According to UN statistics, every 20 seconds a child dies as a result of poor sanitation.

WHAT CAN BE DONE? is a humanitarian organization ending the clean water crisis in developing countries, one community at a time.

How Generosity Has Helped People

Has funded more than 775 water projects, serving 450,000 people in 20 different countries. sends teams to places to not only help for a short time by giving those in need of water money or bottles of water, they also dig wells so that people have a good source of water and no longer need to either pay for water, or drink dirty water.

Before started helping people get water, there was over 1 billion people who didn't have a good source of water.since they began their mission of giving everyone access to good clean water, there are now 663 million people, a substantial amount less.

Getting Involved

Generosity has many ways to get involved!

1. Make a one-time or recurring donation

2. Start an Us for Us Campaign

3. Join the CORE of -- email them at to learn more

4. Volunteer/intern

Overall Important Takeaways

It is important to know that while we take access to clean water for granted, there are people who struggle to find clean water to drink and cook with.

In many developing countries, there are many people in need of clean water for drinking and hygiene purposes.

When children are not collecting water all day, they are able to attend school and better their education.

Being without water is not only a risk for dehydration, but also causes conflicts, as well as spreading of diseases such as cholera because people are so desperate that they drink contaminated water.

Even small donations of $1 can help the people get clean water.

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