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Thirst Project

Did you know that almost one billion people on the planet do not have access to safe, clean water, and 4,400 kids under the age of five will die today from diseases caused by contaminated water?

CSU Northridge is excited to partner with the Thirst Project, an organization of young activists that build freshwater wells to bring potable water to rural communities in developing nations. They have given more than 200,000 people in 11 countries safe, clean, drinking water. 100% of all public gifts go directly to funding the construction of freshwater wells. Their current focus is Swaziland, in which they are working with the local government, local communities and local employers to install wells for the entire country within the next decade.


The Thirst Project personnel travel across the United States speaking at schools to educate students about the global water crisis and challenge them to fundraise to build wells. In just four years, The Thirst Project has reached more than 250,000 students on over 300 campuses.


“Here’s your chance to get involved! The Thirst Project needs motivated students to lead outreach, awareness and fundraising campaigns. See the Thirst Project website for more details and how to get involved.”