Our Vision for Clean Water

Bread and Water for Africa® recognizes the critical need for clean water in rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa for drinking, cooking, bathing and washing. Access to safe water is vital to preventing waterborne illnesses and disease.


In many localities in sub-Saharan Africa residents have no choice but to collect water from likely contaminated sources containing parasites and diseases forcing them to risk illness and even death by consuming it. In addition, many children, particularly young girls, are forced to walk long distances daily to fetch water for their families carrying heavy containers full of water on their heads instead of being in school. More than 100 people in Africa die every hour from diseases linked to contaminated water, poor sanitation and poor hygiene.

WHAT Bread and Water for Africa® IS DOING

Bread and Water for Africa® installs wells in communities where clean water is unavailable, locating the wells on the grounds of schools or health clinics providing the facilities with easy access to uncontaminated water, as well as allowing the members of the local community to also collect water benefiting thousands.


We are working in 16 countries to provide safe and loving homes to over 200 children.

For nearly two decades, Bread and Water for Africa® partners operating on the grassroots level in African villages and local communities have been working to provide loving homes for orphaned and abandoned children. This includes the basic necessities of food, clean water, health care, as well as education so that they can built better lives as they enter adulthood.


In Sierra Leone, more than 3,000 students at the Hill Station primary and secondary schools, as well as residents from the surrounding communities, benefit annually from clean water that is being provided by a well dug on the school campus.

Latest News/Blogs

Water is Life…. Bringing Clean Water to Sierra Leone

Tragically, thousands of children die every year from water-borne illnesses that are easily preventable. Where there is unsafe water, there are diseases. In the rural communities of Africa, the need for clean water is extremely urgent and a top priority for Bread and...

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Help Us Provide Life-Saving Water to Sierra Leone

Clean and safe water is such a scarce resource for so many, including in Sierra Leone.  Mothers, children, the sick, and indeed entire communities suffer from inadequate and unhealthy water in far too many communities of Sierra Leone. That’s why this month, with our...

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