WE'D LIKE YOU
TO MEET GRACE.

GRACE IS A 33-YEAR OLD MOTHER OF
THREE LIVING IN SOUTH SUDAN. SHE
NOW ENJOYS HER HUMAN RIGHT TO
WATER. LIFE HAS CHANGED.

  • Health
  • Grace's health has improved dramatically. She used to spend 80% of her daily caloric intake collecting dirty water that made her family sick. By drinking clean water and washing her hands, Grace's family now escapes more than 60% of deadly diseases like typhoid and diptheria.

  • Education
  • Grace's oldest daughter Rose dropped out of school to collect water. She is now back in school and is sharing her lessons with her mother at home.

  • Security
  • Grace and her children no longer walk long distances for water, work that once put them at extreme risk of physical violence.

  • Economy
  • Grace now has the time to care for a goat, a new economic activity. For every $1 invested in their water project, Grace and her community receive an estimated $3-12 in return.

  • Community
  • Grace's village is now more stable. With a seat on the water council, Grace and women like her have found a voice in local decision-making. Water councils help ensure long-term project ownership, sustainability, and gender equality.

  • Leisure
  • For the first time in her life, Grace finds occasional moments of rest, relaxation, and peace.

    GRACE'S STORY AND THOUSANDS LIKE
    IT ARE WHY DIGDEEP IS SO COMMITTED
    TO DEFENDING THE HUMAN RIGHT TO
    WATER.

    DIGDEEP promotes human rights access for people like Grace, transforming their lives with clean water and safeguarding their human dignity.

    Each of our water projects is designed using a human rights-based approach, a practical model that integrates rights and dignity into the plans and processes of development. We treat each stakeholder holistically, using human rights principles to achieve outcomes like ownership, equity, participation and rule of law. Recipient communities are not expected to be grateful - they're expected to be proactive - empowered to defend their own rights in the future.

    We use our work, and stories like Grace's, to educate and empower people worldwide. DIGDEEP is changing the way people think about water, protecting water access as a human right through education and awareness.