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Initiative

Clean Water

THE CHALLENGE

At least 2 billion people worldwide rely on a contaminated drinking water source, and 785 million lack even a basic water service. Contaminated drinking water can transmit diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio, and causes roughly 485,000 diarrheal deaths each year.*

THE OPPORTUNITY

Global Partnerships’ affiliated funds aim to improve the health, productivity, and quality of life of households living in poverty by investing in social enterprises that enable access to affordable, consistent clean water.

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 IT IS 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

 

*“Drinking Water Fact Sheet,” World Health Organization, March 21, 2022. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/drinking-water

By the Numbers

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