In many countries around the world, there is a dire need for safe, clean drinking water. Clean water is not automatically available to all people. In too many regions, it is basically nonexistent. PWW has taken on the tasks of raising funds to support the drilling of new clean water wells and the maintenance of these and others already in use.
If you would like to become involved in this endeavor, you can make a donation directly to PWW through this site or create your own Personal Fundraising page. Some suggestions for Personal Fund Raising pages are: Favorite Sports Team... High School, College, Professional; Fraternity or Sorority; In Honor Of or In Memory Of...; Church, Youth or Business Group; as well as Hometown. The list is unlimited.
The only requirement is that the people involved share a common desire to provide clean water for all people regardless of where they live. Saving lives is the collective goal.
100% of all donations to Project Water Well is/will be used for the drilling of clean drinking water wells, maintainance of existing water wells and the continuation of the Project Water Well site.
There are 1.1 billion people, or 18 per cent of the world's population, who lack access to safe drinking water. About 2.6 billion people, or 42 per cent of the total, lack access to basic sanitation (WHO/UNICEF, 2005 : 40).
More than 2.2. million people, mostly in developing countries, die each year from diseases associated with poor water and sanitary conditions (WHO/UNICEF/WSSCC, 2000: V)
Every week an estimated 42,000 people die from diseases related to low quality drinking water and lack of sanitation. Over 90 per cent of them occur to children under the age of 5 (WHO/UNICEF, 2005: 15).
Two of the water-related diseases, diarrhea and malaria, ranked 3rd and 4th place in the cause of death among children under 5 years old, accounting for 17 per cent and 8 per cent respectively of all deaths (WHO, 2005: 106).