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Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Hundreds of thousands of people die each year from diseases caused by unsafe water. Samaritan’s Purse provides safe water for children, families and communities in the world’s poorest nations with wells, rainwater tanks, BioSand water filters, and training in health and hygiene practices. As a result, families can be healthy, students can learn effectively, and villages can overcome one of their biggest challenges.

What We Provide

Household Filters

These concrete filters use layers of sand and gravel to remove harmful micro-organisms and pollutants from water gathered in streams, lakes, or ponds. Users take the murky liquid and transform it into clean drinking water. Find out more here.

Hygiene Training

Health and hygiene education is one of the best ways to reduce illness. We conduct workshops that focus on personal hygiene, hand washing with soap, food preparation, household sanitation, and proper waste disposal.


Properly built latrines greatly reduce the spread of waterborne disease and prevent diarrhoea, one of the leading causes of death among children.

Freshwater Wells

Samaritan’s Purse works with communities to install and rehabilitate hand-dug wells. After a project is completed, we offer maintenance training to community members who will assume responsibility for upkeep.

Community Filtration Systems

In emergency settings, unclean water is pumped through this device, which uses several filters and a small amount of chlorine to kill bacteria. One system can purify up to 10,000 gallons per day, enough to provide for the daily needs of 2,500 people.

Get Involved

Your gift for clean water can provide filters, latrines, hygiene training, wells, and other essential measures to protect water sources and prevent the spread of disease in these nations.

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