WaterCan is a Canadian charity dedicated to ending poverty by helping the world’s poorest people gain access to clean water, basic sanitation, and hygiene education.
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Since 1987, WaterCan’s programs have reached more than one million people, breaking the cycle of poverty and disease and increasing opportunities for health, education, gender equality, and economic growth. WaterCan currently supports multiple projects in Africa.
Working with local partners, WaterCan supports projects that: are long-term development initiatives; use low-cost, locally appropriate technologies; integrate water supply, sanitation and hygiene education activities; emphasize community ownership of planning and management; emphasize self-help and community participation; benefit and involve women.
WaterCan attaches great importance to public education efforts in Canada . These activities help to ensure that providing clean water and sanitation services to the world's poor is an important priority for Canadians and other members of the international community.
WaterCan's vital work is made possible by the generous support provided by individuals, schools, faith-based organizations, community groups, corporations and foundations.
WaterCan also benefits from financial support provided by the Canadian International Development Agency.
WaterCan is a registered Canadian charityCharity registration #119288934 RR0001
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