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Providing Clean Water

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Clean water and sanitation is a human right. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives.

We don’t just build wells and walk away. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good hygiene, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families, expanding our impact.

How Rotary makes help happen

Rotary has issued a global challenge to its members, asking them to work collectively to improve education quality and access — particularly for girls — by working with communities to improve teacher training, curriculum, and water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities.

 

The power of clean water

The Rotary Foundation is changing the world by providing grants for projects and activities around the globe and in your own backyard:

Strengthen the ability of communities to develop, fund, and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems.

Provide equitable community access to safe water, improved sanitation, and hygiene.

Support programs that enhance communities’ awareness of the benefits of safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Support career-minded professionals’ studies related to water and sanitation.

Create tools and resources that facilitate, measure, and enhance high-quality water and sanitation projects worldwide.

  • $24.00

    is all it takes to provide one person with safe water

  • 23.00 mil

    people now have safe water because of Rotary

  • 21.00 mil

    people have access to sanitation and hygiene thanks to Rotary projects

  • 2030.00

    is the year Rotary hopes to finish providing everyone with safe water, sanitation, and hygiene

Help spread the word about Rotary’s efforts to provide clean water.


What can you do to make clean water available to everyone?

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