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To 795 millions million people on Earth, a glass of clean water is a dream.

To make that dream a reality, we're on a mission: Mission 2030 to achieve UN Target 6.1, providing access to clean drinking water to every community. And it begins with adding 1,000,000 voices to our cause.

This week's goal: 40000. 31535 already signed.

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UN Target 6.1 is part of 17 Sustainable Development Goals for the peace and propserity of people and the planet with a mission to:

«By 2030, achieve access to safe drinking water for all»

Water scarcity damages the lives of millions in many different ways.

Water-related diseases

Water-related diseases

Half of the world's hospital beds are filled with people suffering from water-related diseases.

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Women sacrificing education

Women sacrificing education

Women and children fetch water for their families instead of going to school or work.

Economical loss

Economical loss

$260 billion is lost globally each year due to lack of safe water and sanitation.

Overpopulation

Overpopulation

Professor Hans Rosling explains the connection between poverty (and water poverty) and overpopulation, and how we can break this vicious cycle.

Water connects everything

Our diverse team of specialists

At Essential Need, our Mission 2030 team is one of volunteers and experts across diverse fields, working together to achieve Target 6.1.

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We are registered as a Charity in Australia

We save lives

We save lives

Doctors, nurses and humanitarians

We study and educate

We study and educate

Teachers, school principals, sociologists

We lead and inspire

We lead and inspire

Politicians, directors and CEO's, managers

We consult and advise

We consult and advise

Lawyers and judges

We spread the word

We spread the word

Target 6.1 and UN SDG educators, partnership developers, copywriters

We develop systems

We develop systems

Software Architects

We deliver water to people

We deliver water to people

Geologists, engineers, builders

The current approach doesn’t work

Broken facilities rely on a dependant, unsustainable approach. Here’s a model that explains how it happens.

Our Sustainable approach

Together with our friends at Fair Action International, we've adopted a new approach to achieving Target 6.1.

We build water kiosks, monitor water usage and make water available to the community at extremely affordable prices, instead of offering it for free.

The funds help us maintain the water kiosks so the community always has access to water. This helps break the cycle of unsustainability that leads to water poverty.

Functioning kiosk in Ibadan, Nigeria

Functioning kiosk in Ibadan, Nigeria

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Water sales generate funds for maintenance

Surplus is reinvested into new water kiosks

A global petition to champion our cause

Our three-step strategy:

The more voices we gather, the more funds we can raise from developed countries towards international aid for Target 6.1.

A successful approach as demonstrated by other countries and causes.

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Netherlands
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Global citizens took over 70,000 actions to help provide clean water for 80 million people.

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Sweden
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Sweden commits to improving water and sanitisation for 60 million people by 2030.

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Meet our Ambassadors

Our ambassadors work tirelessly to spread the word, raise money and awareness and help us achieve UN Target 6.1
Their Care Networks help provide people in need with the minimum amount of water they require on a daily basis (water days).
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Paul Murphy

Ireland

1,428,412

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Adam Lewin

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

1,124,078

avatar of Ben Rasa

Ben Rasa

Australia

1,044,634

avatar of Wanda Boyton

Wanda Boyton

Australia

541,631

avatar of Sam Adeoti

Sam Adeoti

Australia

431,970

avatar of Farzana Arni

Farzana Arni

Australia

357,445

avatar of Steven Cromey

Steven Cromey

Australia

342,430

avatar of Maryam Tajabor

Maryam Tajabor

Australia

320,509

avatar of Rez Haremi

Rez Haremi

Australia

304,261

avatar of Matt Hillier

Matt Hillier

Australia

256,980

avatar of Faizan Arif

Faizan Arif

Australia

221,660

avatar of Jodi Thom

Jodi Thom

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

196,479

avatar of Leandro Taurino

Leandro Taurino

Switzerland

163,367

avatar of Nicole Skerton

Nicole Skerton

Australia

158,902

avatar of David Wamaitha

David Wamaitha

Kenya

650

avatar of Laura Benco

Laura Benco

Australia

94,142

avatar of Farideh Minaei

Farideh Minaei

Australia

88,480

avatar of Maria De Los Angeles Turner

Maria De Los Angeles Turner

Chile

72,696

avatar of Manoush Hunter

Manoush Hunter

Australia

50,507

avatar of Sam Tajvidi

Sam Tajvidi

Australia

46,073

avatar of Agate Fadaei

Agate Fadaei

Australia

42,164

avatar of Matin Elyassi

Matin Elyassi

Australia

40,258

avatar of Anya Gupta

Anya Gupta

India
avatar of Ali Seyed

Ali Seyed

Australia

38,520

avatar of Sahar Salahshori

Sahar Salahshori

Australia

33,061

avatar of Ary Bornoush

Ary Bornoush

Australia

23,201

avatar of Silva Wei

Silva Wei

Australia

22,300

avatar of Shaun Milner

Shaun Milner

Australia

21,530

avatar of Chalito Mwas

Chalito Mwas

Kenya
avatar of Maina Victor

Maina Victor

Kenya
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1 million voices for change

The more voices we add, the more sustainable water projects we can bring to life.

This week's goal: 40000. 31586 already signed.

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