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Turn On The Tap Fundraising!

We invite students, classes, and schools to partner with us to provide more families with the gift of clean water. By filling a water bottle with gold coins, you can raise enough funds for us to install household BioSand Filters for six families on the edge of the Sahara Desert in Niger, or a piped system to serve an entire community in Cambodia!

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Water, sanitation & hygiene for the developing world

Hundreds of thousands of people die each year from diseases caused by unsafe water, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene habits. Most are children in developing countries. Samaritan’s Purse works around the world to provide safe water and promote safe hygiene practices in homes, schools, and communities. As a result, families can be healthy, students can learn effectively, and villages can overcome one of their biggest challenges.

Our Turn on the Tap campaign is providing safer, healthier options with wells, rainwater tanks, BioSand water filters, toilets and more along with vital training in health and hygiene practices.

The lives of more than 1.46 million people around the world have been transformed by access to safe water and improved hygiene and sanitation through Samaritan’s Purse Water Projects.

Turn on the Tap projects provide the following:

Portable Ceramic Water Filters

Ceramic filters provide a portable source of safe drinking water. Samaritan’s Purse provides ceramic water filters to families and schools, reducing the spread of disease and providing hope for a better future.

BioSand Water Filters for Families
A BioSand Water filter provides an ongoing supply of safe water for a family in poverty, dramatically changing their lives.

Families pour water gathered in streams, lakes, or ponds into the BioSand Water filter where layers of sand and gravel remove harmful micro-organisms and pollutants, transforming it into safe drinking water. Samaritan’s Purse provides BioSand Water Filters, hygiene training and training in the maintenance and upkeep of the BioSand filter.

Toilets for Families and Communities
Diarrhoea is a leading cause of death in the developing world. Hundreds of millions of people have no access to soap and water to wash their hands, preventing a basic act that would empower them to block the spread of disease. Samaritan’s Purse provides toilets and hygiene training for communities, reducing the spread of disease and vastly improving their quality of life.

Wells for Communities
Women and children bear the burden of collecting water many times each day, often travelling many kilometres to the nearest water source and facing dangers on the way. Having a well in a community removes this burden and greatly improves the daily lives of women and children as well as the health of the whole community. Communities participating in the well-building process also receive hygiene training and training in the maintenance and upkeep of the well.

Gravity-fed Water Systems for Villages

Gravity-fed water systems are great in mountainous terrain where spring water occurs naturally. Samaritan’s Purse installs piping that connects rural villages with the water flowing from these springs and installs tap stands in each village providing families with a continuous access to clean water.

Ponds for Communities

173 million people still rely on polluted surface waters such as open ponds for their daily needs (WHO, 2014). Contaminated water can transmit diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio and is a leading cause of death in developing countries. Samaritan’s Purse installs pond filtration systems and pumps within these ponds, filtering the water so that people have access to safe drinking water.

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