Did you know that "663 million people in the world live without clean water?
That’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide. Or, twice the population of the United States. The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not only does walking for 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.
But...access to clean water means education, income and health - especially for women and kids." -Charity: Water
Why Charity: Water? Every dollar goes directly to clean water projects. Private donors fund their operating costs, so 100% of your money can go to the field. In addition, every time they complete a water project, they prove it using photos and GPS coordinates on Google Maps. To date, Charity: Water has funded 20,056 water projects in 24 countries, providing clean water to 6,300,000 people. Incredible.