There are ONE BILLION people – about one in eight people on Earth – who lack access to clean water. More than twice that many, 2.5 billion people, live without basic sanitation. This is a devastating issue that leads to rampant and totally preventable waterborne disease, taking the lives of 3.5 million every year and killing a child every 20 seconds.
Co-founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org is a nonprofit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation. Water.org traces its roots back to the founding of WaterPartners in 1990. In July 2009, WaterPartners merged with H2O Africa, resulting in the launch of Water.org. Water.org works with local partners to deliver innovative solutions for long-term success. Its microfinance-based WaterCredit Initiative is pioneering sustainable giving in the sector.
Kenna and friends are set to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for the global clean water crisis and they’re looking for new recruits to help raise awareness and make an impact that will change our world for the better.
Are you up for the challenge? Start your mission at SUMMIT ON THE SUMMIT and start your own fundraiser to help us make a difference.
HOW TO HELP
1. BECOME A SUMMIT SEEKER If you haven't already, be sure to register to become a SUMMIT SEEKER to earn points here at Crowdrise as well as qualify to win incredible prizes from SUMMIT ON THE SUMMIT partners.
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