"Water.org is a global nonprofit organization working to bring water and sanitation to the world. We want to make it safe, accessible, and cost-effective. We help people get access to safe water and sanitation through affordable financing such as small loans."
DID YOU KNOW?
785 million people—1 in 9— lack access to safe water at home and 2 billion people —1 in 3– don’t have access to a proper toilet. 1 million people die each year from water-related diseases.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- You can donate—donating is one of the most effective, active, and direct ways to support a cause. Even if you donate $1, it goes a long way for the nonprofit.
- Tell your friends, talk about it, stay woke. It is easy to forget how fortunate we are compared to millions around the world. Appreciate the little things in life and spread awareness about this cause to people who may be in the position to donate.
- Repost or share this with your friends. This is free and it only takes a second. It might inspire others to take a read and donate if they are able to. It assists my effort to raise money as well as directly supports the nonprofit organization.
- SAVE WATER. You can reduce your water wastage by taking shorter showers, turning off the faucet while brushing, shaving, or washes the dishes — you’d be surprised how much you waste. Be aware of your privilege and don’t take advantage.
Water.org has changed 33 million lives with safe water or sanitation. The operate in 13 countries, across 4 continents. $25 helps one family get access to safe water.
I truly feel like I don’t appreciate water as much as I need to or should. Yeah, I try to save as much as possible, but there’s always room to improve and I must continue being mindful of waste. During my 3 years of living in India, I have seen people struggle with inaccessibility to clean water, with my own eyes. It’s very real and can honestly be solved if the right people supported this cause. You don’t need to donate, let’s say $5, all at once. Even if you donate $1 every week, you are being an activist and supporting the causes that matter to you most. You knows life’s necessities— food, shelter, air, clothing, shoes, and oh ya...water. We should be lucky we have that readily available to us. Others don’t. So be mindful of that when you think “oh I don’t have money to donate”, because deep down, only you know how true that is. Be mindful of water wastage or excessively using plastic water bottles, because we so privileged and should take advantage of that.