Bangladesh

Bangladesh is the tenth most densely populated country in the world. It's smaller than Iowa, but with a population of 159 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.

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About Bangladesh

  • 159,077,513 national population
  • 31.5% live below poverty line
  • 13% of rural lack access to water *
  • 38% 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
  • 441654 people served
  • 1667 projects funded
  • 4052357 invested

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