WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene). Ensuring all the schools and villages we support have access to an adequate supply of clean water and toilets that meet or exceed local standards.

Access to WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), in particular safe water, adequate sanitation, and proper hygiene education, can reduce illness and death, and also affect poverty reduction and socio-economic development. Lack of sanitation contributes to approximately 700,000 child deaths every year due to diarrhea. Chronic diarrhea can have a negative effect on child development – both physical and cognitive.

In addition, lack of toilet facilities can prevent students from attending school, impose a burden on women and diminish productivity. Currently, 95% of the schools we visit have access to clean water, and 97% have adequate toilet facilities. However, we have struggled to bring clean water to the villages we support and are only 70% to our goal. To help us, we have partnered with Wine to Water and other non-profit organizations.

Clean water in Tanzania

We partner with Safe Water Ceramic Filters in Tanzania to provide water filters to schools, communities and individuals.

WASH Stories

Wine to Water

Combating the world water crisis, we are partnering with Wine to Water to bring clean water to the communities we visit

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2019 World Water Day Update

In 2018, 45% of all grants made by Grand Circle Foundation were used to support 30 WASH projects for a total investment of $426,154.

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Bringing water and light to India

Grand Circle Foundation recently funded a project in India to bring clean water and light to a local village. Solar Village Project and Community Pure Water completed the project and brought these life-saving necessities to the community.

New toilets and water supply for Spider Village in Cambodia

New toilets and a water supply will improve sanitary conditions for all residents of Cheuteal—nicknamed “Spider Village” because many villagers earn their livelihood by hunting for tarantulas.

A new water tank in Laos

Excited about the prospect of a new water tank, the community of Tin Keo came together to provide labor for the project.