Global Water is based upon the belief that the lack of access to safe drinking water is the primary cause of hunger, disease and poverty throughout the world. Founded in 1982, Global Water is a volunteer-based, international, non-profit humanitarian organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in the United States. We’re focused on providing safe water supplies, sanitation and hygiene facilities, and related health programs for rural villages and schools in developing countries. Our program is designed to create safe water supplies in rural villages to enable the rural poor to help themselves. To achieve this goal, Global Water’s strategy is to provide permanent solutions to a region’s water needs by implementing sustainable and appropriate systems (to include state-of-the-art technology) to: • Access, purify, and distribute new sources of safe water for rural villages; • Build sanitation facilities, such as latrines, to create safe waste disposal while providing dignity to rural villagers; • Build hygiene-related facilities, such as hand washing stations, for rural schools and provide complementary educational materials; Our water projects have an immediate life-changing impact, particularly to women and children, who have the responsibility in rural areas of developing countries to gather water for the family every day of their lives. Successful Global Water projects utilize water and sanitation as a tool to create sustainable socioeconomic development in these poor rural communities.