charity:waterWater is one of the basic necessities in life.  However, 1.1 Billion people in the world don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water.  That’s one in six people in this world.

Charity:Water is trying to change that by bringing clean, safe, drinkable water to some of the world’s poorest regions.

A 100% Charity

One of the things I like about this charity is that 100% of the public donations go directly to project costs.  This means that all other business operations, hardware, and manpower comes from corporate donations and volunteers.  Many other charities and organizations will use mostly public donations to pay for operational costs.   That can mean that only 20-50% of public donations will go to the actual project costs.

$20 = 20 years

The donations you give don’t have to be much.  According to their web site, even a modest donation of $20 can provide a person in Africa with clean, safe drinking water for over 20 years!  Now, that’s what I call an investment.