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2.1 billion people around the world don't have access to safe water and 4.5 billion lack access to adequate sanitation. Women and children spend more than four hours walking for water each day, and more than 840,000 people die each year from water-related diseases.

Water For People exists to promote the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments. We're working to reach Everyone Forever.

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Water For People is an international nonprofit working across 9 countries to bring safe water and sanitation to 4 million people.

For us, it's not just about building wells, installing toilets, and setting up pumps, but about creating long-term, sustainable change. We talk to community members, governments, and business owners to find out what they need to feel healthy, safe, and empowered. Then we build capacity from the ground up and top down, changing entire systems so we won’t have to be around forever – but water and sanitation services will last for generations to come. 

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Why Don't We Fix Our Site for X Browser?

Essentially, Water For People is a non-profit and we would rather spend money on our causes instead of the very significant amount of money that it would cost us to design and maintain a website that works for legacy, unsupported browsers.