Our mission is to assist community development in sub-Sahara Africa by building wells and sanitation systems at schools; thus enabling children, especially girls to get an education and be able to realize their full potential.
Drop in the Bucket is a Los Angeles based, 501(c)(3) water charity that constructs wells and sanitation systems at large rural schools in sub-Saharan Africa. Since forming in 2006, we have completed over 150 projects in six different countries there. DITB was formed by a group of entertainment industry professionals who decided to do something about the fact that every day, children in Africa are dying of preventable water-borne diseases. To that end, the staff has worked directly with individual communities to design and build cost-effective wells and innovative sanitation systems at local schools.
Over the last five years, we have worked with the best and brightest engineers, innovators and experts on African culture – as well as economics – to better understand the unique challenges associated with the world’s developing water crisis. We have currently constructed over 150 water wells as well as a number of sanitation systems at locations in Tanzania, Mozambique, South Sudan, Chad, Kenya and Uganda.
We have designed and developed a new sanitation system that has been written up as the most advanced sanitation solution for the rural developing world. Set up innovative programs designed to address project sustainability, and written a program of hygiene and sanitation specifically designed to address the needs of children in the developing world.
Drop In The Bucket believes we can help create a world in which children are safe, healthy, educated and free from fear. And we believe that the key to achieving those ends is clean water and sanitation.