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Our Mission

Moving toward a better world

three boys posing for the camera in Central America
man washing his hands under water
young boy pouring water on his head
two boys riding a bicycle


We envision a better world, where all have access to living conditions that allow empowerment and development.


Together, we aim to ensure sustainable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene for communities facing extreme barriers through innovative partnerships, creativity and the power of art, while contributing to climate action.

We respect the values and the beliefs of the people with and for whom we work and we act in consideration of their environment. We care.

We adhere to strong principles; we take responsibility for our actions, processes and results, and we expect the same from our stakeholders. We honour our commitments.

We believe we are more powerful when we work together within our team and with our partners. We all join forces for greater impact.

We are entrepreneurial; we have the courage and the creativity to pursue unique ideas that have the potential of pushing boundaries. We think outside the box and we make it happen.

We aspire to connect, spread joy and excitement in everything we do. While having fun, we strive to achieve positive and sustainable results.

Fact sheet

2 billion people

lack safe water at home.

1.98 billion

people globally
do not have basic water services at their health care facility.

206 million people

spend more than 30 minutes
per round trip collecting water.

17 million women

in least developed countries give birth in health care facilities
with inadequate water, sanitation, and hygiene every year.

144 million people

drink water directly from
a river, dam, lake, pond, stream, canal, or irrigation canal.
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“Since I founded One Drop in 2007, I have dreamed of a world where everyone would have access to safe water. Millions of people share this dream, and each with their own means contribute energy, knowledge, and crucial funds. As a result, although there’s still tremendous work to be done, the situation has improved. Now more than ever, let’s continue and even scale our efforts until we reach our common goal. Together, let’s make the world a better place.’’

Guy Laliberté
Founder of Cirque du Soleil, One Drop Foundation and Lune Rouge

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