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Did you know that
  • 2.1 billion people around the world do not have access to clean water? (UNICEF, 2019)?
  • 4.4 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation? (UNICEF, 2019)?
  • a child dies of water-related diseases every 21 seconds (UNICEF, 2019)?
  • in Africa, women spend 200 billion hours per day walking for water? (UNICEF, 2019)?
  • Children and women in rural Africa walk 4-20 miles on average each day to collect dirty water from swamps and rivers, carrying jerry cans and buckets weighing more 30 lbs. over their heads. weighing more 40lbs over their heads.
  • One (1) out of two (2) schools in Africa lacks flush toilets; students practice open defecation.
  • HOW CAN I HELP?

    You can:

    1. make a donation
    2. Give to a fundraiser
    3. Start a fundraiser
    4. Partner with Empowering The Poor

    When you donate, fundraise, or partner with Empowering The Poor for water/adequate sanitation and equity in education, you are saving lives and restoring human dignity. Every dollar raised provides clean water, adequate toilets, and educate children, women, and men living in poverty. Fundraising is fun and easier than you think.


    Here are a few ideas:

    · Run/walk 4 water
    · Father-Daughter school dance/Mother-Son School Dance
    · Water 4 Christmas: instead of Christmas gifts, ask relatives, friends, and parents to donate money to your Water 4 Christmas
    · Birthday Pledges 4 Water: Instead of birthday gifts, ask relatives, friends, and parents to donate money to your Birthday Pledges 4 Water fundraising campaign.

    Three steps to start your fundraising campaign:


    1. Create an account by providing basic information
    2. Personalize: Add a photo of yourself and share your personal story to help friends, relatives, co-workers, and others connect with why you are raising money to bring clean water and healthy sanitation to people who lack them.
    3. Share your fundraising page with others on twitter, facebook, Instagram, etc. to inspire friends, relatives, co-workers, and others to connect with why you are raising money to bring clean water and adequate sanitation.
    We will help launch your fundraising campaign. Please email us coulibaly@empoweringthepoor.org for any fundraising support.

    Partner with us to Empower the Poor Today!!!