What They Do
Thirst Project is a nonprofit organization that works with the support of young people to END the global water crisis by building freshwater wells in developing communities that need safe, clean drinking water. Why Water? Health and Sanitation: Waterborne diseases kill more children every single year than AIDS, Malaria, and all world violence combined. Small children typically do not have strong enough immune systems to fight diseases like cholera, dysentery, or schistosomiasis.
When a student gains perspective on an issue as big as the global water crisis, amazing things happen! In just six years they have spoken to over 300,000 students, and STUDENTS have been the driving force in helping us raise over 8 million dollars, giving clean water to 13 different countries and over 280,000 people!
Together, this generation, everyone alive today WILL be the ones to end this. THEY will be the ones to push the water crisis into the history books. We invite you to learn more here and join them.
What percent of the proceeds go to actually helping people get access to clean water?
100% of all your money will go directly to the water projects.
How many people does one well serve?
Through the strategic placing of water projects, most wells can serve anywhere from 300-500 people.
How long do the wells last?
Although there are only six years of data to work off of, the Thirst Project’s development of a Standard of Sustainability creates wells that are projected to last 40 years.
How is Thirst Project different from other water organizations?
The Thirst Project specifically caters to youth and focuses on empowering them to bring an end to the global water crisis.
Chloe chooses a project in which she would like the district to support and keep in mind throughout the service year. Many service projects that the New York District undertake will be closely related to this project.
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