Protecting our most precious resource
Clean water: We often take it for granted, but people in developing countries struggle to provide it for their families.
Their water can be contaminated by dirt, parasites, sewage and even saltwater, leaving families sick or dehydrated from drinking it.
World Concern improves water supplies in three primary ways:
- We dig fresh water wells by machine and by hand
- We build rainwater runoff storage systems. These usually route water from rooftops into large tanks
- We excavate ponds called water pans to collect rainwater, which can be used for people or animals, depending on the circumstance
We also desalinate ponds in coastal areas hit by storms, including in Myanmar, which endured a cyclone in May.
World Concern also teaches how to respect the environment, including the protection of natural springs.
Families are also taught about sanitation. They learn how to dig pit latrines to help protect clean water sources.
Download a project profile of our water and sanitation programs.
Drilling for wells in the most thirsty places
Imagine having to walk 15 miles round trip for a few gallons of clean water.
Then imagine getting to the well to find long lines, filthy water, or nothing at all.
Find out how our Water For All project can provide a clean well for $100.
Why our large water project in Somalia's Juba Valley is nicknamed "peace."