Global water scarcity leads to the daily walk for water, where community members (commonly women and children) have to walk for hours in order to obtain water for their family. Unfortunately, the water is often ridden with disease and parasitic organisms and the walk prevents millions of people from being able to receive an education or make a living.
One solution is access to clean water from locally dug wells connected to hand pumps. The construction and maintenance of local wells are integral to improving the quality of life worldwide. CLEAN International is on a mission to create lasting change through giving communities the means and resources to fix and maintain wells now and into the future.