Water for Life

What we do:

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people in Less Economically Developed Countries have fresh, clean water to drink daily that is easily attainable, by raising funds to enable wells to be dug in LEDC’s and for better plumbing systems. We also fund research for desalination plants, which enables salt water which cannot be consumed to be turned into fresh drinking water.

By digging wells, a closer and more readily accessible source of clean water that will be effective in the long run which will significantly improve the health of people (as they won’t have to drink dirty water) and also walk a long way to fetch it.

Also, by funding the research for desalination plants and funding plumbing systems, we hope to find a cost effective way of turning salt water which cannot be consumed into fresh pure water which will benefit not just the people in LEDC’s but the whole global community. Funds for better plumbing will benefit the people in LEDC’s and will improve hygiene issues and improve the health of people and their access to water.


A mere 12 percent of the world’s population uses 85 percent of its water, and these 12 percent do not live in the Third World.

Access to piped water into the household averages about 85 percent for the wealthiest 20 percent of the population, compared with 25 percent for the poorest 20 percent.

Access to sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa is in fact declining, with only 31 percent of people able to access a toilet – 6 percent less than reported in 2006.

More than 1/2 of all primary schools in developing countries don't have adequate water facilities and nearly 2/3 lack adequate sanitation.

3.5 million people die each year from water-related disease.

Almost 2 in 3 people who need safe drinking water survive on less than $2 a day.

In many developing countries, women and girls walk on average over 3.5 miles each day to fetch water. Women often spend more than 15 hours per week gathering water.

Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease.

Diarrhea is the second leading cause of child death in the world today, and the top cause of child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. This diarrhea is caused by poor sanitation, hygiene, or dirty drinking water.

884 million people in the world lack access to safe water supplies