Carry the Water

One Well Can Change Lives!

We’re a public charity and federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Morrisville, North Carolina. We raise funds to transform thirsty villages in India with sustainable solutions to clean drinking water. All donations are tax deductible. 

Federal Tax ID: 22-3894982. 

USA: 300 Gallons of Water Per Day!

What did you do this morning? How did you just start your day? After rolling out of bed you might have headed to the bathroom where you washed your face, brushed your teeth, used the toilet, and took a shower. You then probably got dressed and made your way to the kitchen where you ate a healthy yogurt with granola and fruit with a glass of water. Your day has barely started and almost every step of your morning has been affected by your access to clean water. Most of us don’t stop to think about how important water is in every aspect of our lives. Clean water was essential when you brushed your teeth, washed your face, used the toilet, and took a shower. Clean water helped you clean the clothes you put on this morning. Clean water hydrated the cow that helped make your yogurt, just as it grew the strawberries and granola you put in it. Clean water even cleaned the dishes you ate your breakfast on. According to the EPA, the average american family uses 300 gallons of water per day. 300 gallons, you probably used without thinking twice.

INDIA: Less than one Gallon per day!

Unfortunately, much of the world can not say the same. India is currently facing a water crisis that is only getting worse. According to the World Health Organization India has 97 million people without access to improved sources of drinking water. The minimum amount of water required per day is 7.5 litres per capita but the WHO suggests 20 liters per capita would be necessary to ensure basic hygiene needs. That’s not even including laundry and bathing needs. Access to water is especially a challenge in rural India where many women walk several hours a day to collect water that may still be contaminated. Contaminated water is known to cause diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio. According to UNICEF the number one cause of death in India’s children is diarrhea and respiratory infections.