Zerothirst.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing clean water access and safe water education to communities living in underserved and developing countries.
At zero thirst, we believe that access to clean water is a human right and a fundamental human need. Our aim is to limit the transmission of waterborne illnesses and prevent the harmful ingestion of caustic and disease causing chemicals, by providing sustainable and recyclable water filters and safe water education to people living in vulnerable communities.
How: with your purchase of water filters for your home, we will provide water filters for families in need. The solution is simple, for every filter you buy, we will donate a filter to communities in need. Portions of your purchase will go towards building safe water infrastructure and education.
FOCUSED ON WATER
Water is the first step out of extreme poverty, preventing diseases and saving the lives of young children, who are most vulnerable to waterborne illness. Due to post damages of war from agent orange (DDT spray) besides agricultural pesticides and fungicides, industrial chemicals which are disease causing factors have polluted and contaminated the water and the soil in developing countries.
HOW WE’RE DIFFERENT
Simpler and easier to use water filters for every family to safeguard from contamination from all fresh water sources (well, river, lake, acid rain etc.) at their point of use. We stay engaged with the religious and non-religious communities over the long-term, providing water safe-educational information for awareness and disease prevention. Through these visits, we build relationships with communities and work with them to initiate projects that will make the community more prosperous and empowered over the long-term.
Safer water changes everything
Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.
43% of those deaths are children under five years old. Access to clean water and basic sanitation can save around 16,000 lives every week.
UNICEF said the 200 million hours women and girls spend every day collecting water is a colossal waste of their valuable time. "When water is not on premises and needs to be collected, it’s our women and girls who are mostly paying with their time and lost opportunities."
Access to clean water gives communities more time to grow food, earn an income, and go to school -- all of which fight poverty.
Clean water helps keep kids in school, especially girls.
Less time missing school due to sickness means more time in class.
Diarrhoeal disease is the fourth leading cause of death among children under 5, and a leading cause of chronic malnutrition, or stunting, which affects 159 million children worldwide. More than 300,000 children under 5 die annually from diarrhoeal diseases due to poor sanitation, poor hygiene, or unsafe drinking water – over 800 per day.
"No matter where you look, access to clean drinking water makes a difference in the lives of people," "The needs are clear; the goals are clear. Women and children should not have to spend so much of their time for this basic human right."
How do we tackle the water crisis?
We work with local religious leaders like bishops, priests, nuns and monks to provide water safe educational programs to the people and to provide the unique point of use affordable filters which can help filter all fresh water sources and acid rain from contamination to prevent diseases.