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Initiative

Clean Water

THE CHALLENGE

Roughly 2 billion people worldwide rely on a contaminated water source, 844 million lack a basic water source, and roughly 1 million people die from a lack of clean water access each year.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Global Partnerships (GP) invests in safe water enterprises that provide new or improved access to clear water for the households we serve.

WHO IS SERVED?

The target demographic is households without a reliable, nearby, clean and/or affordable water source living on <$5.50 PPP/person/day.

WHAT IS DELIVERED?

Households must receive: Affordable, clean water from reliable and safely managed water sources

Households may also receive: Training in water transport / storage and sanitation / hygiene practices

WHY IS IT IMPACTFUL?

Household health, productivity and quality of life increase due to:

  • Lower exposure to water-borne disease & contaminants
  • Less time lost to sickness and caring for sick family members
  • Less time collecting water and/or boiling water
  • Reduced burden on women and girls

 

By the Numbers

Clean Water is a new investment initiative. We are currently researching potential partners.