It turns out elbow grease makes great clean water. CARE helps communities learn to build and maintain people-powered water pumps, a low-cost way to provide safe drinking water to poor communities. Treadle pumps, for example, create suction that pulls water out of the ground when a user steps up and down on levers. Other designs like hand pumps also use human power to yield clean water.
The gifts in this catalog are virtual gifts representative of what CARE does to support the fight against poverty.
To help deliver the most effective solutions to the greatest number of people, your donation will be combined with other funds and used where most needed, not necessarily to purchase or distribute the actual item shown. Gifts of Lasting Change help empower women, girls and their communities while also being a unique and meaningful gift for the gift recipient.