According to the CDC, "handwashing is like a 'do-it-yourself' vaccine." However, rural schools often lack the necessary sanitation facilities for children to wash their hands and practice safe hygiene.
The World Health Organization has estimated that washing hands with soap and water can reduce diarrheal disease-associated deaths by up to 50%. You can help support the reduction of diarrheal diseases among children by raising funds to build a handwashing station in one school...or more!
It's easy. Just click on the Become A Fundraiser button above and create your personal fundraising page. There, you can tell your story, add your personal photos, and then share it with your friends, family and colleagues in your community. You will give them the opportunity to support a cause you care about, and their gifts will provide schools and children with the foundation for lasting change!
For every $185 you raise, Pure Water for the World will help a school build a handwashing station that will support personal hygiene and safe sanitation practices among schoolchildren!
Or...expand your impact and fund a comprehensive sanitation and hygiene solution! For every $545 you raise, Pure Water for the World will help a school build a handwashing station along with gender-specific latrines!
With your help, children and teachers in schools will be empowered with the tools to practice healthy hygiene and significantly reduce the opportunity for contracting or sharing diarrheal disease!
Get started now! How many schools will you help?