"Everyone should have access to clean water, no matter where one lives"
-Eric Harrison, Executive Director
According to the World Health Organization, more than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes. Nearly all deaths, 99 percent, occur in the developing world. The lack of clean potable water causes countless gastro-intestinal sicknesses (Cholera, Dysentery, Acute Diarrhoeal Illness, etc), which afflicts mostly children. Water and Sanitation Health works to combat this problem.
Water and Sanitation Health is working to provide clean drinking water to communities in Guatemala. The communities represent 750 families, an estimated 4,500 people, and suffer from flooding, water pollution and, during the dry season, a lack of water in the municipality of Ocós.
Donate to WASH
Your contribution to W.A.S.H. will support all the work we do to help people in need, such as constructing potable water systems, constructing latrines for better sanitation health, organizing and training water committees, training plumbers, and educating community groups on sanitation health and the environment