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From April through June of 2017, Mumbling Mommy will be promoting and highlighting the organization charity: water. We seek to support charities that help families and children, and charity: water is on a mission to provide access to clean water for all people, including women and children. Here are a few facts from their website:

  • charity: water works with local organizations worldwide that are providing water and sanitation services.
  • Private donors pay for charity: water’s operating costs, so 100% of your donations go toward helping to bring clean water to people who need it. These private donors, sponsors, and foundations pay for necessities ranging from office rent to staff salaries.
  • charity: water has funded 22,936 water projects for 7 million people around the world. The organization works in 24 countries in Africa, Asia, Central, and South America.
  • 663 million people, or about 1 in 10 people, do not have access to clean water. charity: water states, “The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not only does walking for water keep kids out of school or take up time that parents could be using to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick. But access to clean water means education, income and health – especially for women and kids.”

charity: water

charity: water

  • Clean water has a positive effect especially on girls and women. It means girls can go to school instead of spending so much time collecting water, and with access to clean water and toilets, girls don’t have to miss school for one week every month. Clean water also empowers women because they have time to start businesses and improve their homes.
  • charity: water states, “We work with local experts and community members to find the best sustainable solution in each place where we work, whether it’s a well, a piped system, a BioSand Filter, or a system for harvesting rainwater. And with every water point we fund, our partners coordinate sanitation and hygiene training, and establish a local Water Committee to help keep water flowing for years to come.”
  • You can make a one-time donation or set up monthly donations to charity: water. You also can start a fundraising campaign.

Editors’ Note: Mumbling Mommy supports charities that have an overall four-star rating at charitynavigator.org.

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