The Water Crisis
Over 660 million humans around the world lack easy access to clean water. To stay hydrated, women and children spend 3 hours a day carrying jerry cans of disease infested water that puts them and their families at high risk of illness and even death.
Every 21 seconds a child dies of water-related disease
The average distance that someone in a developing community walks to fetch water is 3.75 miles.
Daily 3.75 mile walks to collect water means no time for work or school. The walks can be very dangerous, especially for women and children.
Life Saving & Sustainable
Communities are trained to maintain their well. With sweat equity, wells are expected to last at least 40 years and provide clean water for up to 500 people each.
How it works
Every order provides a year of clean drinking water to someone in need. Here's how:
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We provide a donation to Thirst Project on your behalf
Once your order is completed, a donation will automatically be made on your behalf from ZOX. Donations are made daily through our partner software, Pledgeling, and are then passed on to Thirst Project.
Drill a well
Once the ZOX community has funded a well, Thirst Project then assigns the funds towards a specific project. Thirst Project then goes into the community to begin construction and education on well operation and maintenance. This drastically cuts failure rates of wells and provides a lifetime of impact.
Provide a lifetime of impact
Providing a community with clean water is the fastest and most finically viable way of lifting those in extreme poverty into a better life. Women can now work to provide additional income for their families, children can now attend school regularly, and disease rates drop significantly which increases life expectancy drastically. Thanks in part to clean water, Eswatini has had its life expectancy rise from just 46 years in 2004 to 58 years in 2020. Still far from the global 72 year expectancy, but we're on the right track.
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