THIRST RELIEF Learning Center

Changing the world through clean water

What We Do

Our mission is simple: Change lives with clean water. With over 780 million people in the world today without access to clean water, we continue to expand our efforts to end the world water crisis.

Water is foundational in building a community's future. Every twenty-one seconds a child dies from water-related diseases. We believe that clean water is one of the most basic human rights that everyone in our world should have access to.


Thirsty Thursdays is a fun opportunity for restaurants, coffee shops, and sports bars to get involved with a movement that is saving lives and changing the world by endeavouring to end the water crisis — Thirst Relief International. On Thursdays, the participating establishments simply offer a special to all patrons who decide to support Thirst Relief.


The extra change from each transaction you make will be "rounded up" and donated every month to Thirst Relief International.

Donating the spare change from your credit or debit card purchases allows us to Give clean water for up to 30 years for 2 to 3 people every month.

*All of your donations are fully tax-deductible.


The Impact of Clean Water

Based on reports from the field when we install biosand filters or sink water wells, here is the impact we have observed. Between $8 and $20 dollars of need are lifted from an impoverished community every time a single dollar is Invested in clean water solutions.


  • Taking the women and girls off the water trails protects them from sexual assault and kidnapping risks.
  • Women and girls do not have to go on long walking trails every day to retrieve water saving them time and enabling them to go to work or school.
  • Risk of death is averted. (780 million people currently lack clean water and some estimates say that every 21 seconds someone dies because of a lack of clean water).
  • Air pollution is reduced beacuse water doesn't need to be boiled before drinking it.
  • People get well from bacterial infections.
  • They are able to digest their food properly.
  • Malaria pills work better as does all medicine.
  • The family chickens start laying eggs again or lay better eggs.
  • The family animals (if they have a goat or others) become stronger and healthier.

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