The Water Crisis

1 in 3 people (or 2.2 billion) people around the world lack safe drinking water.
More than 1/2 of the global population (or 3.8 billion) does not have access to safe sanitation.
3 out of 5 (or 3 billion) people do not have access to handwashing facilities with soap1.

How does the water crisis impact children?

“The consequences of unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) on children can be deadly. Over 700 children under age 5 die every day of diarrhoeal diseases due to lack of appropriate WASH services. In areas of conflict, children are nearly 20 times more likely to die from diarrhoeal disease than from the conflict itself.” - UNICEF

The water crisis is not solved for a child until all three problems are erased - safe water, sanitation, and handwashing with soap. Untapped Shores projects solve all three WASH problems to keep children safe long after our funding for a project ends.

More That Water

Clean water for vulnerable children is our primary mission. However, our projects contribute to other important Sustainable Development Goals.

Clean Water and Sanitation

Untapped projects bring new access to safe water to vulnerable children and keep them safe with sanitation and handwashing. Learn More

Good Health and Well-Being

Untapped projects help keep school children safe from the spread of COVID-19 in their schools. In clinics, our Pure Shores helps reduce preventable maternal mortality by sterilizing the birthing suite. Learn More

Gender Equality

Untapped Shores projects are run by our Untapped women water entrepreneurs. Their leadership in bringing safe water to their village gives them an important voice.


Through the leadership of our projects, the Untapped women waterpreneurs are placed in position of influence as they become subject matter experts for sustainable safe water within their villages.

How do we help?

In collaboration with our trusted local partners we empower women water entrepreneurs to lead our water projects. Through Innovation in Education, Technology, and Water-focused income-generating activities our women leaders are erasing the water crisis in some of the hardest to reach areas of the world.

Access To Clean Water Changed The Lives

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