Fight the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases with improved water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions for health clinics and schools, serving more than 40,500 people.

As always, Focusing Philanthropy covers all overhead costs. 100% of every donation will go to the Now More Than Ever 2022 campaign.


THE NEED

Now, more than ever, access to safe and reliable water, hygiene, and sanitation (WASH) services is essential to protecting human health. The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us that hand washing is a key preventative measure to control the spread of infectious diseases. Yet many people don’t have access basic WASH facilities and training.

Globally, nearly 1/2 of all schools and 1/3 of all hospitals and clinics lack this infrastructure. This leaves health care workers and their patients as well as schoolchildren and teachers vulnerable to infection, and, when this happens, front-line health care and education systems cannot be effective.


THE APPROACH

As of 2021, 4.67 million people are benefiting from improved water services across the 39 districts in nine countries where Water For People works–including at 80 clinics and hospitals, 800 schools, and 100 childcare centers. Its Everyone Forever model is a district-centered approach that combats the global water crisis by facilitating the construction and/or rehabilitation of the most contextually appropriate water systems needed to reach every household, school, and health clinic. By partnering with local stakeholders, Water For People ensures communities have the tools and training they need to maintain each system for generations.

Our 2022 campaign will fund improved WASH services at 75 clinics, schools, and childcare centers. Investing in these systems will provide lasting benefits to 40,541 people directly—and many more throughout the broader community—while also immediately reducing the likelihood and pace of the spread of contagion. Every ~$20,000 brings clean water, sanitation, and hygiene services or training to one health clinic, school, or community facility.


THE GOAL

From March 1 to December 31, 2022, every $1 raised by Focusing Philanthropy will be matched with $2 raised by Water For People, until the campaign goal of $1,500,000 is reached.

To qualify for the match, donations must be directed to Focusing Philanthropy and a minimum of $1,000.

Donations are fully tax deductible and 100% of funds contributed will go to the 2022 Now More Than Ever initiative. All Focusing Philanthropy costs are covered by its founders.