Forecasting is complex, but sometimes the answer is clear right from the start:
our communities need our support.
663 million people around the world live without clean water.
Clean water changes everything. Viscadia is proud to partner with charity: water to help provide clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
Nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide, or twice the population of the United States, don’t have access to clean water. The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their families. This keeps children from attending school, parents from earning a living, and communities from thriving.
Giving a community access to clean water can change just about everything. It can improve health, increase access to food, grow local economies, and help kids spend more time in school.
Access to clean water and basic sanitation can save around 16,000 lives every week.
In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water.
Less time collecting water and better sanitation helps keep kids in school, especially girls.
When women and girls get their time back, they improve their lives, start businesses, and take charge of their own futures.
“Clean drinking water is something many of us take for granted, but over half a billion people spend hours every day collecting unsafe water for themselves and their families. We work with charity: water to build wells that improve communities and save lives.”
Satish K. Kauta
BANTEAY KRANG, CAMBODIA
The first well that Viscadia funded was completed in June 2013 for 50 residents of Banteay Krang, Cambodia.View Project
Viscadia will continue to partner with charity: water and enhance its efforts to change the future of communities in need of clean water — including funding a well in India.