To 784 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.
Water scarcity damages the lives of millions in many different ways.
Half of the world’s hospital beds are filled with people suffering from water-related diseases.
Women sacrificing education
Women and children fetch water for their families instead of going to school or work.
Water connects everything
Professor Hans Rosling explains the connection between poverty (and water poverty) and overpopulation, and how we can break this vicious cycle.
$260 billion is lost globally each year due to lack of safe water and sanitation.
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.Visit team page
We are registered as a Charity in Australia
We save lives
Doctors, nurses and humanitarians
We study and educate
Teachers, school principals, sociologists
We lead and inspire
Politicians, directors and CEO's, managers
We consult and advise
Lawyers and judges
We spread the word
Target 6.1 and UN SDG educators, partnership developers, copywriters
We develop systems
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.
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
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.