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CLEAN & FREE-FLOWING RIVER GANGA AND A Water-Secure Future for all

The following projects are being done through a joint initiative between Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Ganga Action Parivar (GAP, meaning Global Family for the River Ganga).

As sister organizations, GIWA and GAP have worked together for many years on many projects and initiatives, however the following projects are specific initiatives related directly to the health of the Ganga River and the people who live on Her banks.

The efforts of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance are being supported lovingly through the River Ganga Song by Snatam Kaur, featuring Deva Premal, Krishna Das, Manose, C.C. White Soul Kirtan, Todd Boston, and Ramesh Kannan. These world-renowned musicians, many of whom are Grammy nominated, are uniting from diverse backgrounds because of their love for the Ganga and her people. This song is available on all major streaming services.



Through the power of togetherness, we have already planted a million trees in the Ganga-Himalayas. With your support, we can bring even more beauty and healing to this enchanted land.

Trees are truly the gift that keeps giving. During one year, a mature tree will absorb more than 48 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen in exchange. Their strong roots can hold the soil in place and prevent landslides which plague the Himalayan region, casting homes, shops, hotels, roads and even entire villages into the swollen waters of the river during monsoon season.

Through the process of transpiration, their leaves can literally “breathe” fresh water into the sky, which cools the air around us, and can fall back down on parched land as rain.

Each tree planted by us is carefully selected and cared for in crucial locations. As they grow, they create a serene and green future for our Mother Ganga, and the countless people and natural wonders that depend on Her



We are working to bring the gift of sanitation and hygiene to countless schools and beneficiaries in India by providing clean and hygienic toilet facilities and hand-washing stations, so that no one is left behind in access to safe and sufficient WASH facilities. By providing this basic infrastructure we are striving to offer the vital gift of health and hygiene to all.

We have been building and providing hundreds of toilets across the region. Your contribution can help enable even more deserving students and communities to have access to all-natural biodigester toilets. Almost miraculously, these eco-toilets convert waste into safe and effective fertilizer, as well as clean biogas that can be used to illuminate households. Most importantly, your gift will protect people in great need, while also helping to ensure the banks of the Ganga River are kept clean and pristine.

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Join us in our mission to protect the holy Ganga River from pollution. Currently, 3 billion liters of sewage flow into the river daily, posing a significant threat. We have been actively working to address this issue by providing treatment technologies and infrastructure to villages in need.

Your contribution can help us expand our efforts and support more areas along the Ganga in treating sewage waste, preventing its entry into the river. We are dedicated to promoting and sustaining green technologies that tackle environmental challenges such as wastewater, solid waste, and agricultural pollution in the Ganga and its tributaries.

In certain regions, we aim to provide eco-friendly systems that convert sewage into clean and healthy water using safe, chemical-free, and all-natural processes. Furthermore, many families struggle to afford the monthly fee for connecting their homes to the municipal sewage line. By supporting us, you can sponsor families and enable them to connect their homes, ensuring proper treatment of sewage instead of it being discharged untreated into the Ganga, having a lasting impact on the well-being of the river and the communities it supports.

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In the Himalayas, water must be collected – usually by women – from areas far from the villages.  Women carry water for miles, a heavy task that takes hours each day and is detrimental to their health.  Through your contribution, we are able to sponsor WaterWheels in these villages, a device that allows women to roll 50 liters of water to their homes instead of carrying it on their heads.  We are also able to sponsor, in Himalayan villages that do not have access to a water source nearby, filters that extract clean, secure water from the air.