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Today, a total of 2.2 billion people still don’t have safe access to drinking water, and it’s estimated by the year 2050, up to 5.7 billion people could face water scarcity for a total of at least one month out of the year. Having access to clean drinking water is a human right, and yet so many go without. That’s why so many water charity organizations have made it their mission to bring clean drinking water resources to global communities.
Today, Office H2O will be highlighting five water charity organizations that are worthy of your hard-earned cash. These organizations are moving the needle on this very real issue, all while shedding light on the need for clean drinking water around the world. If you’re looking for an organization to donate to this holiday season, you can feel good about investing in any of these water charity organizations.
Committed to ending the clean water crisis in developing countries, Generosity.org is a water charity organization that has completed over 800 water projects to date. In the near future, this organization aims to complete a total of 1,000 water projects. To know just how much this water charity organization’s work has benefitted communities in developing countries, consider the fact that their work has helped some 500,000 people across 20 countries in getting access to clean drinking water.
Founded in 2007, Generosity.org set out to make a difference based on the UN’s estimate that a total of 1.1 billion people lacked basic access to clean water. Generosity.org states that they are on a mission to reduce this number by updating and repairing wells and developing and drilling new wells in developing countries.
You can donate to Generosity.org by visiting their donation page where you can choose to make a one-time donation or donate on an ongoing monthly basis.
Blood:Water is a nonprofit organization that regularly partners with African grassroots organizations in order to bring clean water, as well as HIV/AIDS support, to a total of one million people across 11 countries. Recently, the water charity organization launched a 2020 campaign to mobilize their supporters. This involved launching an online fundraising platform for a younger child who has set their mind on making a difference. This campaign sets an emphasis on utilizing creative fundraising methods and has set an achievable goal of $40 in order to encourage a new generation to act purposefully with making the greatest impact in mind.
In regards to Blood:Water’s impact on water, sanitation, and hygiene, the organization acts on the term WASH, which refers to the global standard for water, sanitation, and hygiene. Blood:Water has made an impact in developing countries by teaming up with local partners in sub-Saharan Africa in order to provide clean water through a variety of different technologies. According to Blood:Water, the most common solutions include wells with hand pumps or mechanized wells, rain catchment systems, spring protection, and household-level filtration and treatment.
If you’re interested in donating to Blood:Water, you can visit their donation page.
Pure Water for the World was organized in 1999 after a dentist from Brattleboro, Vermont travelled to a small village in El Salvador in order to provide medical services. Upon arriving there, he was moved by the living conditions and made it his mission to make an impact. Rallying colleagues in his Vermont-based rotary club, he returned to that village with determination to bring portable water solutions to its villagers. Since then, Pure Water for the World has made a noticeable difference in the lives of many through the provision of safe water, sanitation tools, and extensive educational training.
According to their website, Pure Water for the World’s mission is to “improve lives by empowering people with access to life’s most basic necessities…safe water and sanitation.” They do this by partnering with underserved communities primarily in Central America and the Caribbean, providing both the tools and education required to establish a source of sustainable, clean water, as well as hygiene and sanitation programs.
You can donate to Pure Water for the World by visiting their donation page.
Working with communities in the Central African Republic in order to establish safe sanitation practices, improve agriculture, and empower people to create more sustainable clean water access, Water for Good reports that over 90% of their water projects are functional. Further, you can get an even better idea of their impact by looking at an interactive Google map that shows the status of all of the pumps that they have provided.
Founded in 2004 by Jim Hocking, Water for Good has supplied 880,000 people in Central Africa with drinking water from the wells they have built. According to Water for Good’s website, this has resulted in “people staying healthy, generating more income, and making a difference in their communities – for good.” As of now, Water for Good’s primary campaign (ending December 31st) is centered around building 10 solar-powered pumps that will provide a total of 20,000 people with access to clean water.
You can donate to Water for Good by visiting their donation page.
Finally, Hope of Life International is a faith-based organization that is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and their families in Guatemala. According to Hope of Life International, children are being made sick by the water in Guatemala and thousands die every year. The water charity organization also states that by giving just $1, you can provide a child with a lasting source of water for an entire year. The website also states that 98% of water sources in Guatemala are “contaminated with refuse and human and animal waste. These conditions result in worms, bacteria, and parasites and can cause diseases such as typhoid, malaria, and cholera.
If you’re interested in donating to Hope of Life International, you can visit their donation page.
Nobody should have to go without access to safe, clean water. We hope you’ll consider donating to any of these water charity organizations to support efforts towards making clean water more accessible to people around the globe. If you’re looking for convenient access to drinking water in your home or office, consider our selection of bottleless water systems. Our systems are eco-friendly, sanitary, and cost-effective. Further, each of our bottleless water systems includes a 9-stage filtration process so you’ll never have to worry about access to clean drinking water. Shop our selection today!