MissionCleanWater began from the passion of their founder, James Leitner, to help people without clean drinking water. He completed a marathon a month for a year while carrying 5 gallons of water to symbolize what women and children do everyday to find water. He completed a 3,250 mile walk from New Jersey to California while pulling 10 gallons to walk the distance a child walks to get water in one year. After working, engaging, and consulting with international development organizations, he will work to ensure everyone gets clean water.
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Water Changes Everything.
Water is necessary for life. Without clean drinking water, a community can not develop. Women and children have to walk everyday looking for water. The long walks force children to miss out on school. Mostly girls walk for water everyday. Many will leave at night because walking in the daytime can be dangerous. The water brought back is not clean, but it is all they have. Many children's immune systems are too weak to fight off water related illnesses.
What Does Clean Water look like?
Clean water changes everything. The long walks are eliminated. Children, especially girls, have the opportunity to go to school. Women can take care of their family or find work opportunities. Water related illnesses almost disappear. The whole community changes as they work together to manage their water project. The gift of clean water provides education, health, gender equality, and community development.
MissionCleanWater is a nonprofit organization working to provide accessible clean drinking water and sanitation to isolated communities. The United Nations wants everyone in the world to have clean drinking water by 2030. We want to be part of that solution. MissionCleanWater focuses heavily on community management, sanitation, and transparency, to ensure our projects will last a lifetime.
60% of all projects built have failed in Africa. Our projects will not fail.
663 million people live without access to clean drinking water.
2.3 billion people live without basic sanitation or a restroom.
We are currently organizing efforts to provide clean water to communities in the rift valley, an area in North Kenya known for its dry climate and pastoralist lifestyle.
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