One tiny habit, one long life

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Pneumonia and diarrhea the #1 and 2 causes of death in children under the age of 5, worldwide. Orphans are especially vulnerable to contracting these diseases.  

Prevention is as simple as washing hands with soap and water. Wash Well's goal is to reduce the burden of these diseases by advancing hand washing in high-risk populations. First, in Malawi. Then, throughout Africa.


orphans live in sub-Saharan Africa


children under 5 die annually from pneumonia and diarrhea worldwide


is the cost of a single bar of soap in Malawi


Our Vision

Our vision is a world in which all children routinely use soap and clean water so that they can grow and live healthy lives.


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide handwashing education and prevent disease in the world's most vulnerable population.

Washing Hands Works



children involved in Wash Well curriculum


decrease in the incidence of disease at Wash Well sites


of children continue to wash their hands with soap at 6 months

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