Why water and what is the water crisis?
800 million people live without access to clean drinking water. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause more deaths each year than all forms of violence, including war.* Children are especially vulnerable to this -- their small bodies can’t handle the intense dehydration from diarrheal diseases.
In developing countries, women and children usually collect the water for their families. They walk miles each day to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely to make them sick. Time spent walking keeps them from attending school, working or taking care of their families.
But clean water changes everything.
Safe drinking water alone can reduce water-related deaths by 21%.* Water projects built near home can restore hours to someone’s day. Instead of walking for water, adults can use this time to work and children can use it to get an education. Families with enough clean water to drink, bathe, clean and grow their own food can become self-sufficient households, less affected by external conflict, famine or inadequate government services.
*World Health Organization’s “Water, Sanitation and Links to Health,” 2004.
Is One ATTA Time a tax-exempt charitable organization?
Yes, we are a registered 501c3 non-profit organization and all donations to are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
What is your financial model?
100% of your donation furthers our mission to end the clean water crisis. To continue raising awareness and rallying support to solve this crisis, we need to be organized and focused. This means we use 10% of every donation to keep our organization running, ultimately fueling this movement. This includes building our website, maintaining our office, and reporting back on our projects in the field. We maximize the use of every dollar received in order to impact as many lives as possible. We believe that ATTA can bring healing to children around the world. And it starts with you and me.
How do I get involved?
We would love for you to get involved! We have some exciting ways to do that.
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