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Why Invest For Society aims to support clean water projects?

Thanks to the charity: water organization, Invest For Society wishes to finance local projects bringing clean water to isolated rural areas in many countries among Africa and Asia.

 

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 children 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.

Therefore access to clean water means education, income and health – especially for women and kids.

Clean water changes everything:

HEALTH

Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.

Indeed, 43% of those deaths are children under five years old. Access to clean water and basic sanitation can save around 16,000 lives every week.

TIME

In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water.

Having an access to clean water gives communities more time to grow food, earn an income, and go to school — all of which fight poverty.

EDUCATION

Clean water helps keep kids in school, especially girls.

When kids spend less time collecting water, hence they can spend more time in class. Clean water and proper toilets at school means teenage girls don’t have to stay home for a week out of every month.

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Women are responsible for 72% of the water collected in Sub-Saharan Africa.

When a community gets water, women and girls get their lives back. They start businesses, improve their homes, and take charge of their own futures.

Financing water projects is like an investment:

Indeed, every $1 invested in clean water can yield $4–$12 in economic returns.

It’s a solid investment; access to clean water is perhaps the single most powerful tool for sparking economic growth that humanity has ever known.

Types of Water Projects

We fund a variety of different water solutions. We choose each project solution based on water availability, culture, and economic conditions. When you sponsor a project, we’ll pair your donation with a solution of an appropriate cost. These are some of our solutions:

Drilled Wells

A drilling team drills deep into the earth to reach fresh aquifers.

Hand-dug Wells

Skilled laborers dig up to 15 meters by hand to reach aquifers below.

Spring Protections

A system captures and safely stores pure water from a natural spring.

Rain Catchments

Gutters on rooftops direct the flow of rainfall into a sanitary holding tank.

Bio-sand Filters

Layers of sand and micro bacterial film inside remove contaminants.

Rehabilitations

A team repairs broken projects to restore clean water to a community.

Water Changes Everything

Sanitation and Hygiene

Access to clean water promotes handwashing. Washing your hands is the best way to prevent water related diseases.

Health

80% of diseases in developing countries are waterborne and preventable with clean water and improved sanitation.

Education

Millions of kids spend their days collecting water for their families or home sick with a water-related illness instead of going to school.

Women Empowerment

Women are twice as likely to walk for water. Water projects nearby can save time, and give women freedom and opportunity.

Food Security

Self-sufficient families can use water sources nearby to cook safely, clean their eating utensils and water their own gardens.

Economic Development

Every $1 invested in improved water access and sanitation yields $4-12 in economic returns, depending on the region and type of project.

 

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