As always, both Focusing Philanthropy and charity: water cover all overhead costs. 100% of every donation will go to the 2017 campaign.
2017 Clean Water For
Children Worldwide Campaign
663 million people in the world live without clean water. The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not only does collecting water keep kids out of school or take up time that parents could be using to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick.
Access to clean water means education, income, and health - especially for women and children. For kids in developing countries, access to clean water in schools and at home has a major impact on learning and opportunity.
- 31% of schools lack access to safe water and adequate sanitation globally. Clean water stations give kids a place to wash their hands. Proper latrines provide privacy for young girls. These facilities help keep kids in school and ensure that once they become healthy, they continue to stay healthy.
- 1 in 4 girls do not complete primary school (compared to 1 in 7 boys). Girls are often the ones responsible for collecting dirty water for their families, which can take up hours of each day. With access to clean water, they can focus on going to school, studying, and enjoying their childhood.
- 443M school days are lost each year due to preventable water-related disease. (That’s the equivalent to shutting down all school districts in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami.) When kids aren’t drinking dirty water, they stay healthier and can devote more time to their education.
Focusing Philanthropy and charity: water have teamed up on a three-year journey to impact an estimated 30,000 lives, with the goal of raising $1 million to provide 100 schools across Africa and Asia with access to clean water and improved sanitation. The 2017 campaign aims to raise $341,000 by December 31 to fund clean water programs for 32 schools across Cambodia, India, and Rwanda, directly benefiting around 14,000 students and teachers.
THE GIVING MATCH
Focusing Philanthropy will add $1 for every $2 donated by charity: water donors in support of the campaign between September 29 and December 31, 2017, until the campaign goal of $341,000 is reached.
To qualify for the match, all contributions must be made through Focusing Philanthropy. Donations are fully tax deductible to U.S. taxpayers, and 100% of every donation will go to the 2017 Clean Water For Children Worldwide campaign. Both Focusing Philanthropy and charity: water cover all overhead costs.
ABOUT CHARITY: WATER
charity: water is a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. The organization sends 100% of public donations straight to the field to fund sustainable water projects in areas of greatest need, and works with local partners to implement them. Since 2006, charity: water has funded more than 24,500 water projects around the world to help more than 7.3 million people get access to clean water, hygiene, and improved sanitation.