Why Water Matters

The lack of clean water and sanitation causes 80% of all sickness and disease in the developing world – affecting more people than war, AIDS, and famine combined. Clean water is the first step to breaking the cycle of poverty for over 748 million people that currently live without it. 

Many women in Africa spend three hours or more a day retrieving water for their families. The only water that they can gather is dirty and causes sickness and diseases like typhoid fever. When families receive access to clean water, the time once spent struggling to survive can instead be spent learning, working, growing, and dreaming. Water is life. 

On the Ripple Marketplace you can discover products that support water projects throughout the world and can use a Ripple Code at checkout to direct 10% of your purchase to a crowdfunding project that can help provide clean water to those without.