Over 850 million children live in regions infested by water-borne parasites (WHO). These parasites make homes in children’s bodies, and either keep them from retaining all the nutrients they consume, or make them very sick. Without ways to treat diarrhea, dehydration and parasites — medicines and treatments we take for granted in the U.S. — these children can’t grow, and some don’t survive.
These stark facts mean we waste our efforts to feed kids if we ignore their need for clean water. One child, one family, one community at a time, we:
But a water well or a water line is no good if it rusts or breaks down and the community has no money or expertise to fix it. This is why leadership development and livelihood activities for parents are essential. As parents gain more resources to care for their children, water problems decline.
Read how we’re helping by providing safe, clean water sources and improved sanitation.
Join Feed the Children in advocating for clean water and sanitation for all children—no matter where they live. Help us build wells, create water lines, and install toilets. Your donation will give children a chance at healthy and happy life.