why water?

Where there is safe water and sanitation there’s a chance for a better future.

3 in 10 people lack access to safe water in their homes. That’s 2.1 billion people.
6 in 10 people lack safely managed sanitation. That’s 4.5 billion people.
1 in 3 schools lack access
to basic water
and sanitation.

life

Our bodies can sustain weeks without food — only days without water.

1 million people are killed by water, sanitation and hygiene-related disease each year  

children

Safe water and sanitation access prevents illnesses like diarrhea – the leading cause of child death.

A child dies every 90 seconds due a to a water related illness

education

Access to safe water keeps children – especially girls in school.

Every year 272 million school days are lost due to water and sanitation related illnesses

economics

Every $1 invested in improved water and sanitation returns $4 to $12 in economic gains.

In Africa alone, women spend over 40 billion hours a year collecting water – keeping them away from earning a livelihood and caring for the families

our impact

Surge invests in communities with safe water and sanitation solutions to help end the cycle of poverty.

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