It’s a sickening fact that 1 in 9 people lack access to life’s most basic need.
Nearly 800 million people—that’s a hard number to fathom. It’s equally hard to put the problem in perspective when we don’t encounter it in day-to-day life.
For us, the problem became very real during a conversation with church leaders in Masaka, Rwanda. There, in June of 2008, 500 people died from a cholera outbreak due to contaminated water. When we asked what the greatest needs were, it was no surprise—clean water topped the list.
From that moment on, we set out to make clean water a reality—20 Liters at a time—in one of the world’s most underserved areas: Sub-Saharan Africa. To do this, we developed a partnership with World Relief Rwanda, leveraging their expertise at mobilizing local churches and teaching water hygiene to school-aged children. We also developed solutions specifically for those along the Nyabarongo River (learn about our River Plan). And we developed methods to empower locals to be the ones leading the change.
We’re making dirty water clean. But we can’t do it alone.
Now, here’s our invitation: Help us in the effort in “fighting dirty” from wherever you are. There’s many ways you can help. Even small things make a big difference. We know because that’s what we’ve always done. We haven’t solved the problem all at once. Instead, we’ve made incremental change, empowering people along the way. But we can’t do it alone. Will you join us?
Wondering where the name “20 Liters” came from? Learn more.