1 out of 10 people - approximately 700 million people do not have access to safe drinking water.
Lack of clean water, basic hygiene and sanitation cause more deaths each year than all forms of violence, including war. Most of these occur to children under the age of five, as their bodies haven't developed a proper immune system. Most often, young children cannot handle the intense dehydration from diarrheal diseases.
Why Justice Water?
Justice Water's goal is to train local people with the skills they need, in order to secure safe water for themselves and to be able to sustain and multiply the simple technologies in their surrounding areas. Justice Water believes that empowering local communities with proper understanding and appropriate technologies can create a movement that can bring far-reaching change.
Who builds the water project?
Justice Water works directly with local people (families, skilled/un-skilled laborers, community leaders) on every project. As the goal is training and equipping the nationals with the ability to take care of their water problems even long after Justice Water is gone, we work alongside the local people teaching them everything we know, so they can do it on their own.
What technology is used?
Justice Water uses a variety of different approaches, depending on the location and materials available.
Our most common technologies are: Rain Catchment Tanks, Bio-Sand Filters, Toilets with Septic Tank, Sawyer Filters and Drilled Wells.
How does my donation get spent?
90% of all donations goes directly to projects!
All our staff are volunteer missionaries, who raise their own financial support to cover their personal expenses.
Cost for water projects include the following:
- building materials such as cement, sand, PVC pipes, etc.
- hiring specialized labor
- transportation such as truck delivery of building material, and fuel
- renting construction equipment and specialized tools
- translator, when necessary
The other 10% goes to administration costs and staff development.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes! In Canada and the USA every time you make a donation, you will receive a tax-deductible receipt from Youth With A Mission International, with whom we are affiliated.