GIWA brings together the leaders and congregations of all faiths in order to combine forces to ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to safe and healthy Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).
Without access to proper WASH, life becomes troublesome, and far too often, tragic. In India alone, some 1,200 precious boys and girls under the age of five perish for this very reason. In addition, in these days of dwindling water resources, the demand for water is reaching critical. Already, some 840 million people suffer without clean water. The United Nations estimates that by 2025, nearly two billion people will be living in “absolute water scarcity” and two-thirds of the world’s population may be living in “water stressed conditions.”
Yet, there is still time to stop these predictions from becoming reality.
GIWA was founded with the realization that it is to faith leaders that people turn in times of joy and sorrow. And it is to faith leaders that billions of people come to when seeking advice or moral direction. By joining together, great strides can be made so that all can realize a more just and sustainable future in which everyone, everywhere has access to safe and healthy Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
Moreover, GIWA believes that when people come together to roll up their sleeves for the sake of doing good together, friendships are built and misunderstandings come to an end, leading to a more peaceful world for all.