WATERCAN MISSION STATEMENT
WaterCan is a leading Canadian charity dedicated to fighting global poverty by helping the world's poorest people gain access to clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene education.
Since 1987, WaterCan's programs have reached over 1.2 million children, women and men in the world's poorest regions, breaking the cycle of poverty and disease and increasing opportunities for health, education, gender equality, and economic growth. WaterCan attaches great importance to making the Canadian public aware of worldwide water and sanitation issues. This effort helps to ensure that provision of clean water and sanitation services to the world's poor remains an important priority for Canadians and other members of the international community.
HOW DOES WATERCAN WORK?
WaterCan believes that investing in local human resources lies at the very heart of progressive and sustainable international development. As such, they use a partnership-based model. That is, they work in close collaboration with 14 African partner organizations, who in turn actively engage local communities in all aspects of WaterCan-funded clean water and sanitation projects. To learn more visit: www.watercan.com
WHERE DOES WATERCAN WORK?
Since its creation in 1987, WaterCan has supported projects in 32 developing countries. In order to make most effective use of its limited resources, WaterCan now focuses its efforts on four countries in great need of clean water and sanitation services: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
WHO FUNDS THESE INITIATIVES?
WaterCan is a registered Canadian charity and relies on funding from individuals, corporations, foundations and the Canadian Government through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to carry out its important vision: Clean Water for All.