Water is a fundamental human need. Each person on Earth requires at least 30 liters of clean, safe water a day for drinking, cooking, and simply keeping themselves clean.

Polluted water isn’t just dirty—it’s deadly. Some 1.8 million people die every year of diarrheal diseases like cholera. Tens of millions of others are seriously sickened by a host of water-related ailments—many of which are easily preventable.

The ATD Foundation provides rural communities in Zambia with the safe and clean water they should have. The local organisations we work with create practical, cost-effective and sustainable solutions to help these communities thrive.

Water-poor communities are typically economically poor as well, with their residents trapped in an ongoing cycle of poverty.

Mulwazi Basic School

By building boreholes, latrines and providing WASH training, we can improve the health of millions of people and help alleviate poverty. To read more about the implementing partners we work with, you can click here.