Water is vital to life

Yet about a third of the world’s population lacks access to clean water. Every day, women and children carry the burden of trekking to collect water for bathing, washing, drinking, and cooking.

Project Refuge has witnessed the consequences of not having a safe, localized source of water. Children from Uganda, walk several miles a day to collect water. When lines are long, they resort to filling up at nearby swamps, placing their village at great risk for waterborne diseases. Worldwide, these diseases are a leading cause of death.

Every human deserves access to clean water.

We closely work with local community members to drill boreholes that provide fresh, drinkable water.

This greatly reduces the effort required to collect water, freeing up time for school and economic opportunities. More importantly, communities experience significantly better health outcomes and are able to thrive.

80% of

in developing countries
are water-related

1 IN 3

people globally do not have
access to safe drinking water

40 billion

are spent collecting water in
sub-saharan Africa per year

What if getting a drink of water wasn’t as simple as turning on the tap?

What if everyday, you had to walk miles down a dusty path with the hot sun on your back, to bring water home to your family?

Millions are without a clean and accessible source of water. Water should not be a luxury, it should be a birthright for all men, women, and children.