Our Progress

We're passionate about solving the water crisis in our lifetime, using 100% of all public donations to fund water projects, and proving where every dollar goes with photos and GPS coordinates. Here's the progress we've made since we started working in 2006.

13,072

Water projects funded

This number represents all water projects funded by charity: water. It includes both completed projects and those that are still under construction. This number is dynamic, and we update it periodically as we receive current information from the field.

4,400,000

People will get clean water

This number represents the total number of people who will gain access to clean water as proposed and reported on by our implementing partners. This number is dynamic, and we update it periodically as we receive current information from the field.

22

Local partners

This number represents all the partners we've worked with throughout our history. Visit our partners section for a list of our current partners.

22

Countries

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Where we work

We fund water programs in 22 countries around the globe - in Africa, Asia, Central and South America. Water scarcity, poverty, political stability and strong partner organizations all play a part in where we choose to work. We focus on providing rural communities with their first access to clean water.

Stories from the field

Our time in the field gives us a personal view on what it's like to get clean water for the first time. The mothers, children and communities that we’ve met inspire our ideas and, often times, solutions. Every one of them has a story worth sharing.

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MeetThe 15-Year-Old President

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MeetThe Well Doctor

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ReadSurviving in the Desert

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The Future Is Bright

We're not just about funding new wells, we're also taking care of the ones we've already built. This is how we ensure that our water projects continue to provide clean water to communities long after they are installed. Pipeline is a system of local leaders, innovative technology and trained mechanics all working together to keep water flowing at charity: water projects around the world.

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