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Clean Water Foundation supports new drinking water projects

According to the United Nations, 700 million people worldwide could be displaced from their living environment by intense water scarcity by 2030. With its Clean Water Foundation, GF is committed to providing access to clean drinking water, for example with a new project in Uganda.

The Clean Water Foundation has been working for 20 years to increase access to clean drinking water. With CHF 11 million, the Foundation has so far provided targeted support for more than 150 projects worldwide. Today, some 300'000 people have benefited from this.

In 2021, Clean Water has supported five new projects in Cambodia, Nicaragua, Somaliland, Zambia and Uganda. The latter, for example, benefits from CHF 130'000 for the construction of a safe water supply in refugee settlements in the north of the country for about 150'000 people during six months. The project is being implemented locally by GF Partner Water Mission. 

Other projects in Africa, Asia and Central America

With the support of the Foundation, the nonprofit organization (NPO) Safe Water Matters has built a drinking water treatment center in Berbera (Somaliland). With the help of Clean Water and in cooperation with local school authorities and members of the water sector, NPO Water for Water will establish a practical apprenticeship program for future water supply specialists in Luapula province (Zambia). In Cambodia, the Clean Water Foundation finance the water supply for the first home in Cambodia for mentally handicapped children in Neak Loeung, built by the Swiss-Cambodian NPO Goutte d'eau. In Nicaragua, GF is supporting a water project for small farmers run by the Swissaid Foundation.

On Clean Water Foundation you find more information about projects and the work of the foundation.