Worldwide, more than one billion people lack access to clean drinking water. Many more are in need of basic sanitation facilities, including latrines. Young children are particularly vulnerable to the ill effects of unsafe water, insufficient quantities of water, and poor sanitation and hygiene. Without clean water and sanitation, sustainable development is impossible.
BetterWorld's water and sanitation focus is aligned with the UN Millennium Development Goals. These goals seek to:
Supply people with a sustainable source of clean drinking water
Help families gain access to basic sanitation facilities, such as latrines
Equip schools with sanitation and hand-washing facilities
In addition to supporting these goals, BetterWorld seeks partnerships to:
Make potable water available for safe consumption
Provide access to water and appropriate technology for smallholder farmers, family livestock and agricultural purposes