Created by the founder of Ethos Water, Givingwater helps school children and their families in rural villages of East Africa gain access to safe drinking water. The organization's programs benefit thousands of children and families today: improving health, increasing school attendance, and empowering entire villages to build vibrant local economies.
Water is a fundamental human need. The lack of access to clean water severely limits educational performance and economic productivity in many parts of the developing world, and it is particularly inhibiting to young girls and women who handle most of the arduous work of water collection. It is estimated that each dollar invested in safe water and sanitation can generate an average of twelve dollars of economic benefit.