Clean Water For Life

Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide due to poor drinking water and sanitation. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to us. We lead efforts both large and small. 

How We Drink Water

More than a quarter of the world’s population – about 2.1 billion people – lack access to clean water. It is estimated that 1 in 10 people (785 million) still lack basic services, including the 144 million who drink untreated surface water.

Women and children are worst affected — children because they are more vulnerable to diseases of dirty water and women and girls because they often bear the burden of carrying water for their families for many miles daily.

Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life.

How They Drink Water

How Rotary Makes Help Happen

Through water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs, Rotary’s people of action mobilize resources, form partnerships, and invest in infrastructure and training that yield long-term change.

Since 2013, The Rotary Foundation has invested in more than $148 million in over 2000 projects worldwide. Through this investment, our volunteers of action have improved access to safely managed and basic WASH services to communities, schools and healthcare facilities, while protecting and conserving water resources.

$2is all it takes to provide one person with safe water. 

2030 is the year Rotary hopes to finish providing everyone with safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.

What can you do to make clean water available to everyone?

The Summerville Evening Rotary Club Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.