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How You Can Make A Difference

Clean Water Changes Everything

The Philadelphia-Serengeti Alliance brings clean and safe drinking water to people in rural communities in Tanzania improving health, education, and opportunity – especially for women and children


The Crisis

Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa, home to over 52 million people.


23 million people have no choice but to drink dirty water from unsafe sources. Typically, women and children spend over seven hours a day in remote areas collecting water from distant rivers or streams contaminated with waterborne diseases: Amebic Dysentery; Cholera; Hepatitis A; and Typhoid. 


These issues have a detrimental impact on health, with over 3,000 children under five dying each year from preventable diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.


Our Work

Climb Kilimanjaro for Clean Water – six volunteers from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will be taking a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to ascend the world’s highest freestanding mountain, to raise funds in order to help rural communities in Tanzania gain access to clean water. 


• Each volunteer is committed to raising $10,000 to help people access clean and safe drinking water.


• James Leitner’s 3,215 mile walk for clean water across America.  James left Princeton, N.J. on May 17, 2017 and plans to cover about 20 miles a day until he finishes in San Francisco in late October.  Behind him — on a pull-cart strapped to his waist — are two 5-gallon jugs of water representing the hardships faced by millions of people in the developing world who require about five gallons per person per day.  The 3,215 mile distance across the US is equivalent to the distance that a person in Tanzania might typically walk in a year to obtain clean water. 


To make a gift by mail, send your check (payable to Philadelphia-Serengeti Alliance to:


Philadelphia-Serengeti Alliance
PO Box 13251
Philadelphia, PA 19101


The Internal Revenue Service recognizes Philadelphia-Serengeti Alliance as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. Gifts to the Philadelphia-Serengeti Alliance are tax deductible in the U.S.A. Our Federal Tax ID # is 46-1347416. 

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