Since 1987, WaterCan’s programs have reached over 1.2 million children, women and men in the world’s poorest regions, breaking the cycle of poverty and disease and increasing opportunities for health, education, gender equality, and economic growth.
Working in partnership with indigenous organizations in eastern African, WaterCan supports small scale, community driven projects that:
are long term, sustainable development initiatives
use low-cost, locally appropriate technologies
integrate water supply, sanitation and hygiene education activities
emphasize community ownership of planning and management
emphasize self-help and community participation
benefit and involve women
WaterCan attaches great importance to making the Canadian public aware of worldwide water and sanitation issues. This effort helps to ensure that provision of clean water and sanitation services to the world’s poor remains an important priority for Canadians and other members of the international community.