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Clean Water, Healthy Lives



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What We Do

Hundreds of thousands of people die each year from diseases caused by unsafe water. Samaritan’s Purse provides safe water for children, families and communities in the world’s poorest nations with wells, rainwater tanks, BioSand water filters, and training in health and hygiene practices. As a result, families can be healthy, students can learn effectively, and villages can overcome one of their biggest challenges. 

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Countless families must make this choice every day. The very thing they need for life—to drink, wash, and cook—also brings terrible sickness or far worse. Many also have no choice but to walk many dangerous miles just to get a single bucket. All that changes when a family gets access to safe water.

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See The Impact

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“We are so thankful for the water filter; it is as if it was a member of our family because it has given us so much. Thank you, Samaritan’s Purse, for this gift and sharing with us the Good News of Jesus Christ.”

Tan Sambo, recipient of water filter

How We Help

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Household Filters

These concrete filters use layers of sand and gravel to remove harmful micro-organisms and pollutants from water gathered in streams, lakes, or ponds. Users take the murky liquid and transform it into clean drinking water. 

Hygiene Training

Health and hygiene education is one of the best ways to reduce illness. We conduct workshops that focus on personal hygiene, hand washing with soap, food preparation, household sanitation, and proper waste disposal. 

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Fresh Water Wells

Samaritan's Purse works with communities to install and rehabilitate hand-dug wells and boreholes. After a project is completed, we offer maintenance training to community members who will assume responsibility for upkeep.

Community Filtration Systems

In emergency settings, unclean water is pumped through this device, which uses several filters and a small amount of chlorine to kill bacteria. One system can purify up to 10,000 gallons per day, enough to provide for the daily needs of 2,500 people.

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Give to Clean Water

Your gift for clean water can provide tanks, filters, latrines, hygiene training, and other essential measures to protect water sources and prevent the spread of disease as we seek to meet physical and spiritual needs in the Name of Jesus.


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