#SpredWater A Spredfast + charity: water effort.

663 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE WORLD LIVE WITHOUT ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER. AT SPREDFAST, WE’RE WORKING TO CHANGE THAT. TWEET USING #SPREDWATER TO HELP.

Learn why clean water = life

Want to help?

Each time you post about this important cause on social media, we’ll donate $2 to charity: water to bring clean water to those most in need.

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What to share

Change starts with education. Hover over the tiles below to learn how access to clean water will help communities in need—then spread the word using #SpredWater.

Access to clean water saves health
Access to clean water saves time
Access to clean water saves education
Access to clean water saves women

Clean water = health.

Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. 43% of those deaths are children under five years old. Access to clean water and basic sanitation can save around 16,000 lives every week.

Did you know that access to clean water and basic sanitation can save 16,000 lives every week? Proud to stand with non-profit @charitywater and @spredfast as they #SpredWater to those in need. http://sfa.st/2eOFs9S
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Clean water = time back.

In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water. Access to clean water gives communities more time to grow food, earn an income, and go to school — all of which help in the fight against poverty.

Did you know that in Africa, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking to collect water for their families? Proud to stand with non-profit @charitywater and @spredfast as they #SpredWater. http://sfa.st/2eOFs9S
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Clean water = education.

Access to a reliable source of clean water helps keep kids in school, especially girls. Less time collecting water means more time in class. Clean water and proper toilets at school also means teenage girls don’t have to stay home for a week out of every month.

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Clean water = opportunities for women.

Women are responsible for 72% of the water collected in Sub-Saharan Africa. When a community gains reliable access to clean water, women and girls get their lives back. Their time is freed up to start businesses, improve their homes, and take charge of their future.

Did you know that women are the ones who collect 72% of drinking water in Sub-Saharan Africa? Proud to stand with non-profit @charitywater and @spredfast as they #SpredWater and help women get their lives back. http://sfa.st/2eOFs9S
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Together, our voices can lead to global change.

The map below highlights conversations about clean water happening around the world. Add your voice to the #SpredWater conversation to help us change someone’s life for the better:

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Did you hear? The first well that we funded for the 150 residents of Emba Wolo, Ethiopia is complete.

From one community to another.

Spredfast is a social media software company headquartered in Austin, Texas

Spredfast™ is the leading digital customer engagement platform for global enterprises. Based in Austin, Texas, and with offices all over the globe, we tirelessly pursue innovation that helps enterprises engage with their customers online. We work with over 800 global brands, media companies, and agencies and provide branded communities, social media marketing and customer care through our award-winning platform.

charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations

charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. We’re a group of passionate and determined creative problem-solvers who want to make a difference. Our mission is to bring clean and safe drinking water to every person in the world. We track every dollar you raise, and show the projects you helped fund with photos and GPS. Because private donors cover operating costs, 100% of your money can fund water projects.

Change by the numbers

Access to clean water means everything–here’s proof.

663

million people without access to clean water

21,118

water projects funded to date with charity: water

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million people who will get clean water thanks to charity: water projects

Umu Bouare
Bintou Coumare

Meet Umu Bouare

Mali, Sahel Region, West Africa

A few years ago, Umu Bouare would rise at 5 a.m. every morning, then stand in line for hours to draw water from an 800-year-old open well. After her village received solar-powered water pumps, a water tower and taps that bring clean water to families right outside their homes, Umu’s life changed: a hairstylist, she now sees twice as many women each day.

Meet Bintou Coumare

Mali, Sahel Region, West Africa

Bintou Coumare also used to rise before sunrise and devote three hours to waiting in line to collect water from a dirty well. A talented pot-maker, Bintou now spends her evenings gathered around a homemade kiln with other women, singing and firing pots that she will sell to friends or families in neighboring villages, thanks to a 2013 charity: water project to bring clean water to her community.

Follow the journey.

This is just the beginning of an incredible journey. Follow along with Spredfast + charity: water on social—and check back with this site, where we’ll share our story as it unfolds.

Just one more step to stay in the know about our journey–check your email for a confirmation from us, click the link to activate, and we’ll keep you updated on all things #SpredWater.