Join us as we strive to bring clean water to millions!

This year the Walk 4 Water will last all summer, concluding with our Walk 4 Water Week on September 11-18, when we will be giving away a FREE expedition to someone who raises over $500. You can donate to an existing fundraising group, make a general donation, or set up your own fundraising page. Gather your village from wherever you are to help us in changing lives. We have collected some tools to give you a head start, and fundraising ideas to use as a springboard. Join the Family Humanitarian Facebook page or follow us on Instagram for updates and inspiration.

WHY WATER?

Women and children in the developing world walk an average distance of 4 miles per day to collect water. Access to clean water is perhaps the single most powerful tool for sparking economic growth that humanity has ever known.

Nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide live without clean water. That is about 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 used to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick. Clean water is essential to stop the spread of disease. Access to clean water means education, income, and health – especially for women and children. Clean water changes everything!

 

HOW WATER CHANGES EVERYTHING

REDUCED HUMAN TRAFFICKING:

Have you considered that clean water saves people from human trafficking through prevention? When girls don’t have to walk long distances on dark and desolate roads, the threat of being kidnapped diminishes. When lives are improved, hope is restored, despair leaves, and families are no longer willing to sell their own children.

HEALTH

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

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.

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

Empowerment

Clean water helps keep kids in school, especially girls. Less time collecting water means more time in class.

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.

Imagine your life without access to clean water!

Could your village give the gift to another village? Every day millions of people around the world suffer from the lack of clean water. Imagine the impact your village (your friends, family, coworkers, or neighbors) could make on people’s lives. Your efforts make a real difference. Every dollar gets us one step closer to a world where everyone has access to clean, safe water.

What makes Family Humanitarian Unique?

  • Through the design and manufacture of our own drills and the employment of our own native drill teams, Family Humanitarian can provide lifetime access to clean water for 75% less cost than most other non-profits. For only about $1/person, it is very likely the most dramatic impact you can ever have at such a low cost!
  • 100% of your money brings clean water to people in need. Private donors cover our operating costs so you can give knowing your whole gift will help bring clean water.
  • Donors are directly connected to the water projects they made possible through pictures and video. Through videos and pictures, doners get to see the miracles and profound impact brought about through their generosity.
  • Family Humanitarian embraces principles of self-reliance and sustainability, ensuring that projects continue to produce clean water for a lifetime and beyond. Each community undergoes extensive education regarding the health and economic benefits of clean water as well as the mechanics and self-funding of necessary maintenance and repairs. When a community makes an investment in and takes responsibility for their clean water, lasting success results.