Global Handwashing Day 2019

Along with the wells Drop in the Bucket drills, we also provide hygiene and sanitation awareness training and education.

“You don’t need to invent some Nobel Prize winning formula to save millions of children. The solution already exists: soap & water.” – Therese Dooley


Today is Global Handwashing Day

Did you know that 80% of all infectious diseases are spread by hand?  That means they could be easily preventable with a simple and inexpensive solution that you probably have in your home right now. Yes, that’s right soap!

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So why is a water charity talking about soap?

Although Drop in the Bucket is known for providing clean water to schools and communities, our activities go beyond just drilling wells. We have a strong component of our program that focuses on sanitation, health, and hygiene.

One of our primary goals is to raise awareness about the importance of good hygiene because it is a simple strategy that can save lives.

Drop in the Bucket teaching about the benefits of hand washing to refugee children in South Sudan
Drop in the Bucket staff teaching refugee children about the health benefits hand washing

Global Studies found that improving hand hygiene can reduce the spread of infectious diseases by 50% – So let’s get to work! 

Many of you donated to our 2015 Soap for South Sudan campaign, which was a huge success. With your support we were able provide soap to hundreds of refugees who were fleeing their homes in South Sudan because of war.

This year our goal is to provide soap and hygiene awareness training to 20 rural schools where we are currently working in northern Uganda.

FACT: Poor sanitation kills more children every year than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined. (WHO)


How Can I Help?

Celebrate Global Hand Washing Day with us! Please consider making a donation and help give the gift of good health.

$200 – Provides 5 cases of soap

$40 – Provides 1 case of soap

$20 – Provides ½ case of soap


Feel Good Fact: The soap we will be buying is locally made, so the good generated by your donation is doubled because it supports local women’s groups that make and sell soap


Although it’s not glamorous, soap can be a lifesaver! Donate Now


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Soap distribution in South Sudan.

RELATED: World Refugee Day 2019

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