Bangladesh is the tenth most densely populated country in the world. It's smaller than Iowa, but with a population of around 161 million, it has more than 1,100 persons per square kilometer (.62 miles).

In rural areas, many people lack access to basic sanitation and proper drainage systems, which further contaminates their water sources. Households often depend on highly stressed neighboring water points that are functional only a few months out of the year. Others collect water from distant rivers or streams.

Waterborne diseases are a major threat here, but our new and rehabilitated wells bring clean, life-saving water to the surface.

About Bangladesh

  • 164,670,000 national population
  • 14.8% live below poverty line*
  • * Living below the poverty line is defined as earning less than $1.90/day.
  • 3.25% of rural lack access to water *
  • 53.14% 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 2008
  • 1,025,066 people served *
  • * This number represents the total number of people who will gain access to clean water after all projects have been completed. This number is updated periodically as we receive new information from the field.
  • 3,576 projects funded
  • $10,773,936 invested

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