Water for all
Having access to sufficient clean water is a human right. More than two billion people suffer from lack of access to clean drinking water. People who are forced to drink contaminated water get sick. People who cannot irrigate their fields must starve. A quarter of all deaths in developing countries can be traced back to contaminated water.
Clean water for all need not remain a dream. Caritas builds wells, cisterns and irrigation systems so that the poorest people, too, can drink clean water, irrigate their fields and live a healthy life. It teaches about good hygiene in the villages and schools and demonstrates how latrines can be built with simple materials.
With the theme sponsorship ‘Water for all’, a variety of projects receive support:
- Water supply connections in the houses of the Bolivian highlands
- Communication of water-efficient and climate-friendly cultivation methods in Ethiopia
- Infrastructure for flood protection and water storage in Cambodia
- Sustainable systems for water usage and cultivation in lake and wetland areas in Mali
With one Swiss franc per day, you make a concrete and important contribution, enabling Caritas to secure vital access to sufficient water for families, villages and entire regions.
«In the past, we had no clean drinking water in the dry season and had to drink the water from the irrigation canal. My son Daner was constantly sick and had diarrhoea. He stopped growing properly, and remained short and feeble. Thanks to Caritas, we now have a water connection in the house, with clean drinking water. Today, Daner is no longer sick so often. He can go to school regularly and is thriving.»