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Water For People ( www.waterforpeople.org ) is a non-profit international humanitarian organization which helps people in developing countries improve their quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and health and hygiene education programs. Water For People's vision is a world where all people have access to safe drinking water and sanitation; a world where no one suffers or dies from a water- or sanitation-related disease.
Water For People is an organization of dedicated people who recognize water as a primary building block of life ... an essential social, economic and environmental good. We are motivated by the strong connection between water deprivation and poverty. The vast time and energy spent gathering water and caring for the sick reduces their ability of work productively. Women, in particular, bear a disproportionate amount of this hardship.
Water for People uses water-related programs as catalysts for change in communities that lack access to drinking water and adequate sanitation. By working side-by-side with communities to improve these conditions, WFP helps its partners undertake local water and environmental health efforts. By working as a partner, these people directly improve their own lives so that they can contribute to, make a different in, the world.
The need for assistance has never been greater. By 2015, the United Nations Member States have pledged to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation as one of the Millennium Development Goals.The Arizona Committee organizes fundraising activities and provides educational outreach. We are affiliated with the AZ Water Association (www.azwater.org), formerly known as the Arizona Water and Pollution Control Association, the Arizona section of the American Water Works Association ( www.awwa.org ) and the Water Environment Federation ( www.wef.org ). Water For People has been given the highest rating for the fourth year in a row by Charity Navigator .
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