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.

"We can take pride in Canadian organizations that are reflecting our compassion and efforts to make the world a better place. GAiN is achieving concrete results that improve the lives of vulnerable people in Benin, in particular women and children."
Julian Fantino, the former Minister of International Cooperation

WASH Canada

We are one of WASH Canada's partners and excited to be part of this national initiative to strengthen the collective Canadian voice and impact on the world water and sanitation crisis.

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:

A Life Cut Short
The Forgotten Village
Years Later

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"It's been an emotional time just realizing that the money that we've put into a well and the money that other people have put into wells has had such an impact on the villagers' lives."
Trevor Ward - Businessman
I would like to provide disease-free water

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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