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The Power of the Pump

When you give the gift of water, you provide more than a drink to the thirsty. Catholic Relief Services relies on decades of experience to make sure that your gift of water is a long-term solution to many critical needs in the poorest communities around the world.

When a community gains access to clean water, people see benefits in many areas, including health, education, agriculture and personal safety. Cleaner water reduces water-borne diseases. Healthy adults improve productivity and healthy children spend more time in the classroom. When water is easily accessible, farmers can grow crops more efficiently and keep their livestock healthier. If women don't have to walk all day to fetch water, they are safer and can spend more time with their families.

See all of the ways your gift of water helps our poorest brothers and sisters around the world.

The reach of clean water
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