Clean water programs can help provide access to clean water, which is crucial for promoting better health, reducing poverty, and ensuring sustainable development in communities.
Unclean water is the greatest common threat to life, health, education, and economic advancement among people in extreme poverty.
International health organizations report that 115 people die in Africa every hour due to water-borne diseases from unclean water.
Some children, as young as 6, walk three or more miles each day to get water, often unclean water, for their families.
MPA’s Water Program funds bore holes and easy-to-maintain water filters to support groups to manage clean water as group income projects, help families in poverty afford clean water via small loans or pay-it-forward plans, and empowers members to train others.