Clean Water Projects

While many people in the developed world take clean drinking water for granted, an estimated 780 million people don’t have access to clean drinking water and 2.5 billion people do not have safe sanitation. The majority of clean water issues are in rural areas of developing nations, and the result is a startling number of hygiene-related diseases and deaths.

At Cross Catholic Outreach, we understand how clean and accessible water impacts a family’s health, efficiency, education, and economic progress. That’s why we are engaged in numerous projects that deliver safe water to poor communities for drinking, bathing, cleaning, and agriculture. Water is a gift from God, and with your help, we can deliver this life-saving gift to where it’s needed most. 

Browse our clean water projects below to see how you can make a difference.

Featured Project

Project 9007

Water Worldwide

WATER FOR THE POOR

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Every 15 seconds a child in a developing country dies of cholera or some other waterborne disease. The cause? Contaminated water from tainted sources — polluted rivers, improperly dug wells or open cisterns teeming with bacteria.

When a village does not have a well, women and children must walk for miles each day with large plastic buckets to collect water from the closest source. With your contribution we can provide life-saving water systems to needy villages around the world. Your gift can save children from death caused by water-related illnesses.

Our Global Work

In everything we do, we remain focused on the Lord, serving with humility, fervor and love, and advancing Catholic evangelization. We work in partnership with church-based ministries and other faith-based organizations, creating an ideal synergy for the greatest impact.

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Change Even More Lives

Giving monthly is a small way to have a big impact. Your regular support empowers our ministry to respond to urgent needs and fulfill our long-term projects across the world.

Become a Cross Mission Partner today and experience the joy of changing lives every month through your gift.

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Financial Accountability

At Cross Catholic, we meticulously honor the intent of our donors. All proceeds are restricted for the specific project for which they are raised. In that rare event that more funds are received than are required for a specific project, the additional funds will be used to meet the most urgent needs.

Fundraising & Administrative Expenses 5.05%

More than 94% of all organizational expenses, including donated goods, went directly to programs that help the poor.

Audited Financials FY2020

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Our mission is to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your gift empowers us to serve the poorest of the poor by channeling life-changing aid through an international network of dioceses, parishes and Catholic missionaries. This cost-effective approach helps break the cycle of poverty and advance Catholic evangelization.

Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2022, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.