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 to providing clean water.

Roughly 10% of the population is still internally displaced since the 2013 conflict. The majority of these people are women and children who have little to no access to clean water and sanitation. These conditions contribute to the low average life expectancy of only 50.7 years and the high infant mortality rate of almost 10%.

About Central African Republic

  • 4,659,000 national population
  • 66.3% live below poverty line*
  • * Living below the poverty line is defined as earning less than $1.90/day.
  • 66.25% of rural lack access to water *
  • 90.95% 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
  • 540,639 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.
  • 718 projects funded
  • $5,589,943 invested

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