40% of the Sub-Saharan Africa population live below the poverty line, accounting for two-thirds of the global extreme poor population (World Bank).
We work relentlessly to alleviate poverty by working at the intersection of water, agriculture and economic opportunity.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, 1 in 4 people are undernourished.
With our sustainable agriculture solutions and agribusiness curriculum, communities across East Africa are equipped with resources and training to grow and sell their own nutritious food.
Water alone is estimated to cause 480,000+ diarrhoeal related deaths yearly (UNICEF).
With access to clean drinking water, nutritious foods, and hand-hygiene stations, our programs directly target improved overall health and a decline in waterborne disease.
Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of education exclusion globally (United Nations). Children, especially girls, spend hours each day collecting water.
With our income-generating water projects, children have more time for school, less time spent sick, and families are able to cover tuition costs.
Globally, women and girls spend 200 million hours fetching water every day (UNICEF). This colossal time burden restricts women from the workforce, and girls from an education.
Our programs are uniquely designed to directly meet the needs of women and girls, and create income-generating opportunities to increase their economic access.
With 400 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa without access to clean water, cycles of poverty continue.
Once a clean water source is established, we work with communities to multiply the impact by using the water to generate income and fund their own projects. To learn more about our water and agriculture solutions, click here.
When communities are given back the time and expenses spent collecting water; more time can be invested in agriculture initiatives, work, school, family, and overall well being.
For every $1 invested in clean water and agriculture, there is an economic return of $4-12. To learn more about our Shared Investment Transformation Model, click here.
With an ever-changing world of heightened conflict and unequal distribution of resources, it has never been more important to invest in human rights.
We reach the most vulnerable in Sub-Saharan Africa by providing essential resources and sustainable income opportunities for rural communities and informal settlements.
Africa only represents 2% of global greenhouse-gas emissions but it is the continent that is expected to suffer the most from climate impacts (World Bank).
Our agriculture projects sustain a reciprocal relationship between our partners and the land they live on through the regeneration of soil, conservation of water, and reduction of carbon emissions.