WHOlives exists to solve the scarce and contaminated water pandemic in the developing world through innovative technology, cost-effective implementation models and sustainable and self-reliant approaches to well drilling and monitoring.
Your contribution ensures that villages across the world gain access to clean water leading to better health and increased opportunities in their communities. Your donation helps to develop smart, sustainable ways to bring clean water to more people, building local businesses in the process.
We work every day to solve scarce and contaminated water issues that plague over 1 billion people using our innovative technology the Village Drill and our sustainable and self-reliant implementation model that provides clean water, better health and safety - especially to women and girls, and economic opportunities to all people throughout the developing world.GIVE NOW
While many factors contribute to poverty, “water poverty” must be solved before any community can being considered “out of poverty”. There are no examples of villages, communities, or countries that have defeated poverty without first solving their scarce and contaminated water issues.GIVE NOW
Water is fundamental to health, economic growth, and gender equity—a fact that developed nations are largely unaware of. According to the United Nations, “Water is at the core of sustainable development and is critical for socio-economic development, healthy ecosystems and for human survival itself. It is vital for reducing the global burden of disease and improving the health, welfare and productivity of populations.”GIVE NOW
52% of all hospital visits in developing nations are due to waterborne illnesses, so if you can fix the water issues you automatically solve over half of their healthcare issues.
Food scarcity is directly related to water scarcity. An MIT study points out that with just an additional 10% of irrigation water over just rain water will produce 50% more crops!
Women and Children
Women and children are disproportionately affected by water scarcity. Millions of women and girls on average will walk 3 miles a day to fetch dirty, contaminated water for their families.
Water is carried in 5-gallon containers weighing over 40 pounds. Common dangers women encounter on their trek to get daily water include physical injury, animal attacks, and even rape and child trafficking.