Clean water saves lives and opens pathways to a brighter future by reducing illness, easing burdens on women and children, and helping farmers increase crop yields. These improvements also help families experience Christ as our source of Living Water —an invitation he offers to all who thirst.
If everyone had access to clean water, sanitation and basic hygiene services, the global impact of health problems would be cut by 10%. But right now, 2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water at home.
Cross Catholic Outreach donors responded generously to this global crisis in fiscal year 2022, nearly quadrupling the number of people the ministry blessed with lifesaving water in the previous fiscal year. Projects included drilling deep-water wells in Kenya, building a solar-powered community water system in Guatemala and providing hand-pump wells in Ghana and Malawi.