Developers Against Poverty is a campaign that will run during February and March 2011 asking software developers from around the world to help bring clean water to areas of that world that lack it. The initial aim was to raise $50,000 to ensure clean water for the next 20 years for 2500 people but we met that target in just 20 days so now were going for $60,000 to help 3000 people
Unsafe water and a lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than every form of violence on the planet, including the wars raging around the globe - and children are particularly vulnerable with their bodies more vulnerable to diarrhea, dysentry and many other diseases. Out of the 42,000 deaths each week from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation, 90% are children under five years old. The saddest fact of all is that many of these diseases are preventable.
Developers Against Poverty will not be collecting funds directly, however we will direct you to a campaign we are running at Charity:Water - this year's chosen charity.
100% of any donation goes directly to Charity:Water, who in turn guarantee that 100% of your donation will directly fund water projects in developing nations.
We hope you'll join us in improving the lives of needy people around the world.
Developers Against Poverty is an initiative supported by developers around the world organised by Steve Scott (Scotty) - a Mac/iPhone/iPad software developer who also runs iDeveloper TV and NSConference.
Charity:Water is a non-profit organisation that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nation. Since its launch in August 2006, the charity has funded almost 3,000 fresh water projects in 17 different countries - reaching over one and a quarter million people.