Robina, age 9, lives in rural Uganda. Like most girls there, she has to fetch water for her family to survive. Every day, she makes the long journey to collect drinking water from a distant well. And every day, she faces the threat of violence, and even death, along the way.

Young girls can spend as many as six hours a day fetching water, and they are easy prey when they travel alone – at risk of assault, trafficking and even murder. Robina tells a fearful story about the loss of a best friend who was taken, tortured and killed while fetching water alone near her school. For Robina, and many other girls in Uganda, the terror is all too real. But with your help, we’re working to save their lives and better their futures.

$20 can provide a clean water kit – soap, bucket and aquatabs for a family of 5 for one month.

$100 can help provide an entire community with water purification tabs to ensure clean drinking water.

$285 can provide a low cost solution for rural water supply programs.



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Clean water projects are the life force of remote communities.

1 Children dying daily because of unsafe water supplies and poor sanitation and hygiene, UNICEF says

2 Global WASH Fast Facts

3 Hutton G, Haller L , Bartram J. 2007. Global cost-benefit analysis of water supply and sanitation interventions. J Water Health 2007:5.4;481-502