Safe Water for Communities

What does it mean by "safe water"? Every year, 2.2 million women and children die from the use of unsafe water. Drinking contaminated water results in diarrhea and disease, such as typhoid, cholera and others. Diarrhea is one of the leading causes of death of children under the age of 5 and repeated episodes of diarrhea damage internal organs which causes malnutrition.

A new well brings safe water access into the village, while improving the health and welfare of the entire community.

Giving the gift of water

In just 14 days, you can give the gift of water. Our Water Is To Drinkcampaign is easy. Simply download the score card, change your drink to water for 2 weeks and keep track of the amount of money you have save. That Caffe Latte you drink every weekday morning quickly adds up to $25.00, which is the amount that provides safe water to one person in the Sub Sahara.

If your school or group is looking for ways to get into service, this is an easy way to fundraise while making a huge difference on people living in extreme poverty. Get together with your group and commit to saving your drink expenses for 2 weeks. We have a score card for youth that you can download here.

At the end of 2 weeks, tabulate your groups’ savings and mail a check payable to St. Mary di Rosa Academies, along with a submission form to our corporate offices in Santa Clara: St. Mary di Rosa Academies, 1042 Lewis St., Santa Clara, CA 95050. We will send you an acknowledgement of funds received that are tax deductible.

How will we know that our contribution is going to drill a well?

Every dollar received for this campaign will be delegated to our Water Is To Drink project. As we begin to drill, we will post photos and the GPS coordinates on our website so that you can follow along.

Next time you take a drink, make it water and add up those savings. Your contribution will be helping to improve the lives of over 500 persons in their community. 

St. Mary Crucifissa di Rosa Academies, Inc. is a 501(c )3 charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible.








Thanks to the efforts of Gabila Neba, villagers are now able to access safe water close to their homes.

a new well

Local villagers fill their containers with safe water.


children @ the well

Girls line up to fill their water containers to take home.