H2O for Life

Provides clean drinking water and sanitation to African schools through programs with U.S. schools. 100% of donations go to African schools participating in “WASH.”

More than half of the schools in rural Africa lack water and sanitation facilities.  As a result, students miss many days of school due to water and sanitation related illnesses. Girls are more likely to drop out of school when they do not have access to adequate latrines.  H2O for Life is changing that by creating partnerships between schools in the United States and schools in Africa to improve the access of students in Africa and elsewhere to safe water and latrines at school.

H2O for Life works to improve the health and well being of the community through interventions at schools. Since 2007 H2O for Life and its partner schools have funded water projects in the developing world worth more than $1 million, including projects in eight countries in Sub Saharan Africa.  H2O for Life worked with 100,000 students in the United States, Canada, and the UK to complete 600 service-learning projects, which helped fund more than 450 life-saving water projects.

As part of this program, U.S. students study the global water crisis and become informed global citizens and advocates for water issues.  Students in Africa receive clean drinking water, functioning latrines, and hygiene and health education. Our programs include building hand washing stations, drilling wells, building latrines, and installing water tanks.

Contact Information

H2O for Life
1310 E. Hwy. 96 Suite 235
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
P: 651-756-7577
F: 866-427-7183

Financial Information

H2O for Life is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Click below to view our most recent independent audit and IRS Form 990.

Banner: Building wells to provide clean water to schools is one of the missions of H2O for Life.
Photo:  Hand washing is key to hygiene.

Donate Now to H2O for Life


Your donation will support water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH) to schools in Africa through our educational partner school campaign.

Volunteer Opportunities

H2O for Life has opportunities for volunteers at their offices in Minnesota, to assist at local events, write articles and blogs, and become ambassadors in their communities.


To donate to this member charity by check, please print our designation form and mail it with your check to

Aid for Africa
P.O. Box 8734
Topeka, KS 66608

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