Water & Sanitation

How We Provide Clean Water

Compassion partners with thousands of local churches in 25 countries to bring safe water and improved sanitation to the children in our care. Clean water helps them stay healthy, remain active in school and focus their energy on overcoming poverty.

Your donation is fully tax-deductible, and will enable Compassion children to have clean water and sanitary facilities.

Faucet iconEssential Healthy Infrastructure

Well drilling, rainwater harvesting systems, water storage and pumping, toilets, washrooms, septic systems, and filtration

person reading a book iconHygiene Education

Community training on hygiene, water and sanitation equipment and maintenance, and community waste collection initiatives

from unsafe water

Every 88 Seconds
kills a child

2.1 Billion
have no safe drinking water

Source: UNICEF

Nyabwiri holding a kettle in front of her homeTHE WATER AND SANITATION FUND HELPS CHILDREN LIKE NYABWIRI

In Tanzania (Africa), unsafe water is the only water option for most families. That water threatens to steal the life of children like Nyabwiri and her family.

After school, Nyabwiri would go to a stream to fill jugs and buckets with the unsafe water and walk home. The buckets could weigh about 30 pounds. The water would be used for drinking, cooking and washing. Compassion partners and donors put in wells and latrines in her community, giving families safe water and giving children more time for education and play.

Today, Nyabwiri is healthy and attending school regularly. She hopes to be a nurse when she grows up.

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With Compassion, your donation is used wisely to help children around the world.

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Have Questions About Compassion and How We Work?

Donating to a charity is an important decision. So when you’re passionate about a cause and want to make a difference, we encourage you to do your research. Compassion is 100% committed to financial integrity, stewardship and using each dollar wisely. If you have any questions about Compassion or exactly how your donation will be used, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Please call us at 800-336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT to speak with a Compassion representative.

Donate Water

When you donate for safe water and sanitary latrines, you change a community and save lives. Compassion’s Water and Sanitation program provides safe water and sanitary latrines in developing countries around the world.

Through the program, children from countries in Africa, Asia, South America and Central America receive safe and clean drinking water to improve their health. Through your water donation, children are kept safe from water-related illnesses like typhoid and cholera. These illnesses are very serious and often keep children from going to school and reaching their full potential.

To donate water to children in need, make a donation to Compassion Water and Sanitation. Your donation helps to save lives and improve health for entire communities.