Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

It is estimated that 1.58 million people die each year from diarrheal diseases caused by unclean water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene habits. This is equivalent to one person dying every 20 seconds. The majority of these are children in developing countries. Providing clean water, coupled with health and hygiene education, is perhaps the most preventative measure we can take in keeping our world from infectious disease. Samaritan's Purse has a variety of programs around the world to provide clean water and promote safe hygiene practices.


Water is Life

Billions of people don't have access to clean water, which results in chronic illness and death. That's why Samaritan's Purse has clean water projects around the world, drilling freshwater wells, providing household water filters, constructing latrines, and teaching personal hygiene.

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Water Projects Transform Life in Dominica

Hurricane Maria slammed into Dominica as a Category 5 storm, decimating homes and destroying most public water systems. Samaritan’s Purse is bringing clean water to communities and schools on the Caribbean island and restoring health to families in desperate need.

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Water Filters Transform a Village

Samaritan's Purse has trained West African women in Karma, Niger, to handform BioSand Filters to provide clean water for their village. The new filters have greatly improved the health of resident families.

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Physical Water, Living Water

Samaritan's Purse is providing clean, safe water for 100,000 people in two refugee camps in South Sudan. Not only are we meeting vast physical needs, we're also proclaiming Jesus Christ as the Living Water, who alone can meet people's spiritual needs.

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Give Clean Water

Your gift can provide clean water, establish sanitation facilities and hygiene education for families in need. Visit SamaritansPurse.org/catalog today and give a gift from the heart.

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If You Won't Drink it, Why Should They?

Families in Cambodia and all over the world are suffering from unclean water. Thanks to Bio Sand Filters and Wells, there is a solution to help minimize the sickness these people are experience. Join Turn on the Tap to help provide people all over the world with clean water, just like you drink.

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Well Water Brings Renewed Life

How can disease ridden water amazingly turn into a clean, drinkable resource? Watch to find out how it all works and what Samaritan's Purse is doing to help.

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Water Programs Refresh South Sudan Communities

Watch how Samaritan's Purse Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene programs are revolutionizing the lives of people living in South Sudan.

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Water Projects Improve Health in Haiti

Watch as an entire community's way of life is transformed through Samaritan's Purse water and sanitation projects and hygiene education. The program is not only improving their health, but also opening the door for the Gospel.

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Provide Clean Water, Save Lives

How would you feel if you had to walk miles to get water, and even then it was too dirty to drink? Watch to find out how you can help villagers who go through this every day.

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Help Bring Clean Water to Villages

Did you know there's a simple solution that can essentially eliminate the water struggle many families in the developing world face? Watch to find out about how a simple invention developed in the 90s is revolutionizing people's ways of life, and get involved so more families can gain access to this life-saving resource.

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Help Water Projects in Nuba

What is Samaritan's Purse doing to help the water situation in many developing countries? Watch to find out!

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