Our work in
Water and Sanitation

Keeping children healthy

Access to safe water shouldn't be a luxury. However, for millions of people around the world, having enough water is one of their biggest worries.

ChildFund works in communities where access to water is extremely limited. Women and children often walk far distances to collect water, missing out on other important opportunities, like school. We understand the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene, which is why it's a priority for us at ChildFund.

Water is difficult to access in many communities.

"How do my donations improve access to water and sanitation?"

Construct new community water access points.

When water is far from home, children and women are forced to walk for hours to collect water for their family. Your donations are helping us build water points even closer to home, so girls and boys can spend their time learning.

Repair of broken and unsafe water access points.

By improving water quality, we can prevent many communicable diseases and keep children healthy. Your donations are helping us fix broken water points and ensure they contain safe drinking water for vulnerable children.

Train families on how to maintain water facilities.

One of the best ways to ensure what we do is sustainable, is by training families on how to keep things running smoothly. Your donations help ChildFund establish local water and sanitation committees to keep water safe.

Spread awareness about hygiene and sanitation.

The importance of proper handwashing is critical when dealing with communicable diseases like COVID-19. Your donations help us share life-saving information and knowledge about hygiene and sanitation practices.

Train families on how to test and treat drinking water.

Even when water sources are nearby, sometimes they can contain contaminated water, which is very unsafe for people to drink. Your donations help us teach parents how to test their water quality, and treat it prior to consumption.

Construct local hand-washing stations.

Having access to soap and running water readily available is important to stop the spread of diseases and germs. Your donations are helping construct hand-washing stations in central places, so community members can stay safe.

News and Stories

Read our latest water updates.

Your donations are creating impact! We love to share the stories we hear from the communtiies where we work. Read our blog to learn more about how your support is helping children to thrive.

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