Central African Republic

The people of the Central African Republic (CAR) face an extreme water crisis, but the lack of basic infrastructure and political instability in the country present obstacles providing clean water.

Over the last two years, violence has forced around 25% of the population to leave their homes. A majority of the internally displaced people are women and children with little or no access to clean water and sanitation. These conditions contribute to the low average life expectancy (only 51.81  years) and high infant mortality rate (over than 20%).

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About Central African Republic

  • 4,804,316 national population
  • 62% live below poverty line
  • 46% of rural lack access to water *
  • 93% of rural lack sanitation *
  • * We work almost exclusively in rural areas, where the need for clean water is incredibly great.

Our Work Here

  • Started working in 2007
  • 511,421 people served
  • 612 projects funded
  • $4,189,943 invested

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