Water for Life Initiative

Give Water. Give Life.

According to the World Health Organization, a child dies from a preventable disease associated with lack of clean water every 20 seconds.

But it doesn’t have to be this way! Often, just 80 meters below their feet are aquifers of pure, disease-free drinking water. By providing one deep-water well, we can help to break the cycle of disease and death and transform communities for a lifetime.

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Illustrative Video

A video that visually explains the Water for Life Initiative strategy.

I would like to provide disease-free water
"Women and girls around the world face particular challenges, including access to sexual and reproductive health services. With Canada’s support to the work done by GAiN Canada, we continue to address many of those challenges, by helping to improve the health of women and children in rural areas of Benin and Togo."
Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (NEW PROJECT)

For every dollar you invest in safe water and MNCH education training today, the government will contribute $6.

That means you can maximize your support by six times! This is an extraordinary opportunity to make a lasting impact in the lives of those in need.


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In the next 5 years...

Our dream is to see another 1,000,000 people impacted in 5 years. As we look to the future, our desire is to grow our program and expand our impact even wider and deeper into the communities.

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Community Development

Once a deep-capped well is provided, villages can get involved with additional opportunities that continue to enhance and improve their community.

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Life-Changing Stories

Clean water impacts individuals; it transforms communities! Here are a few stories that shows the difference that one water well can make:

Water Gives Lift to Chilaile's Local Economy (NEW)
More Than Clean Water
Water Brings Credibility


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Additional Videos

They say a picture paints a thousand words, right?

We have captured a variety of illustrations that show the desperate need for clean water as well as illustrate the transformation that takes place in a village once a well is provided.

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