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Our Water Project

748M

people in the world don't have access to safe water. This is roughly one in ten of the world's population.

500k

Over 500,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. That's over 1,400 children a day.

2.5B

2.5 billion people don't have access to adequate sanitation, one in three of the world's population.

748 million people - roughly one in ten of the world's population - have no choice but to get water from wherever they can, whether it's a dirty pond or an expensive water vendor.

Why is this happening?

Without access to safe water for drinking, cooking and cleaning, people are more likely to suffer from water-related diseases. These can be fatal, killing over 1,400 children a day. The time and energy required to fetch water, together with the negative health impacts of using dirty water, also has a huge impact on people's ability to work or get an education. In the countries where we work, poor communities often cannot access sufficient quantities of safe water locally, due to poor infrastructure and bad management of services. This can be down to a lack of skills, investment or political will to prioritise the right to water.

How it affects people?

A man and his wife sitting outside their house

Kisima 1

This landing site is located in Jinja Uganda. it is a home of many, among them you find fisher mens and little children.

"My son fell in the lake collecting water. Another child passed him a jerry can but it floated away. He went after it but my son cannot swim so he got taken by the lake. All we require is access to water near to our house."

A woman holding her child

Kisima 1, Island

Young Mothers of kisima 1 with their daughter in water.

"We collect dirty water from the shores. We curry these yellow jerry can on our heads. This water gives us diarrhoea – we know it does – but what else can we do – we have no choice. When I give the water to my daughter I know it will make her ill. It makes me very sad."

A woman holding her child

presAid Uganda water tank

presAid supplies clean water tank to the school on this Island.

"We are so happy that we can finally collect and store clean water." Thank you pressAid for all that you have done for us.