#SpredWater A Spredfast + charity: water effort.

Find someone like you who needs clean water. Tweet with #Spredwater to help.

Want to help? Your social shares = our donations. Once we reach 5,000 shares, we can fund a well.

The more you share on social media, the closer we get to funding a second well. Check our live counter–one share equals $2, and once we reach $10,000, the well becomes a reality.

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How to help & what to share.

Change always starts with education. Check out the tiles below to learn what your shares will improve—then spread the word using #SpredWater. Can you think of a better reason to post to social media?

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 saves 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.

Access to clean water and basic sanitation can save around 16,000 lives every week. #SpredWater http://sfa.st/2eOFs9S
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Clean water saves time.

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 fight poverty.

In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water. #SpredWater http://sfa.st/2eOFs9S
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Clean water saves education.

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 means teenage girls don’t have to stay home for a week out of every month.

Less time collecting water means more time in class. #SpredWater http://sfa.st/2eOFs9S
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Clean water saves women.

Women are responsible for 72% of the water collected in Sub-Saharan Africa. When a community gets water, women and girls get their lives back. They start businesses, improve their homes, and take charge of their own futures.

When a community gets water, women and girls get their lives back. #SpredWater http://sfa.st/2eOFs9S
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When social sharing leads to global change.

The map below highlights conversation about clean water across the world. The need is great, which means the opportunity is unprecedented. Add your voice to the #SpredWater conversation to change someone’s life for the better:

Did you hear? We’re raising money toward a second well because we’ve already funded a first on behalf of the Spredfast community of customers and partners.

Here’s the time left until our first well is completed:

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An inside look at the making of a well just like ours:

The Journey: Series 01 is a video series that will take you to Ethiopia to see charity: water’s work in the field. Join charity: water’s content strategist, Tyler, as he experiences life without water and meets the incredible people of Ethiopia.

From one community to another.

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

Spredfast is a social media software company headquartered in Austin, Texas. We work with over 650 of the biggest companies in the world, allowing them to connect to the people they care about most. We make it easier for businesses to manage, integrate, and amplify their social marketing content across any digital touch point. We’ve committed to this partnership because our customers are passionate social storytellers who reach a worldwide audience–many of whom strive to make the world a better place on and off-line.

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

6.4

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.