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Water For People helps people in developing countries improve quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and hygiene education programs. Around the world, 884 million people do not have access to safe drinking water and 2.6 billion are without adequate sanitation facilities.
Every day, nearly 6,000 people who share our planet die from water-related illnesses, and the vast majority are children. But the real failures are all the broken pumps, filled latrines, and solutions that don't address the problem. We want to change all that.
The solution? Programs that last and examine entire districts and regions rather than purely households and villages. Create solutions that last, and not only do people benefit for a long period, but organizations don't have to expend time and energy going back again and again to the same location. Our vision is a world where all people have access to safe drinking water and sanitation, a world where no one suffers or dies from a water- or sanitation-related disease. That vision is within reach and we hope you'll join us.
What's an FBB ENCORE?
Each year, beneficiaries drawing the highest level of member support and enthusiasm are featured again the following year as Encores. There is no limit to the number of years an organization may receive an "Encore" from the Foundation. After receiving the single highest vote total in our member poll, Water for People returns this year as one of eight Encore beneficiaries from 2010.