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Clean Water

Water is an essential part of life. For many billions of people though, clean water is a too rare a commodity. In so many places, the use of contaminated water for drinking or food preparation causes the proliferation of water borne diseases and related diseases. Clean water is defined as water that is pure enough to drink without immediate or long term risk to health.

Over large parts of the world, people have inadequate access to clean water and need to use sources of water which are contaminated with disease vectors, pathogens or unacceptable levels of chemicals or suspended solids. Such water is not safe for drinking or food preparation and leads to widespread acute and chronic illnesses and is a major cause of death in many countries. Reduction of waterborne diseases is a major public health goal in developing countries. Unfortunately, the storage and use of clean water is substantially unequal around the world. In developed countries, only a very small supply of clean water is actually used for consumption. Studies show that in these economies, the major of clean water is used for washing, irrigation, or commercial use.

Focus Organizations

When you select this goal as a benefit of your Charitable Fund, your distributions will be split among these organizations.

Organization City State Financial
International Water Management Institute Alexandria VA 57
World Resources Institute Washington DC 47
United Nations Foundation Washington DC 64

Charitable Goals at Open Endowment represent a concrete outcome that we want to see become a reality. Our research team is constantly looking for the most effective and innovative organizations working on each goal. The organizations above are currently the "best in class" of the non-profits in our database. However, the focus organizations may change as we gather more research and information.

Major Group: International

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