WHY WATER?

Why Water?

The Affects:

  • “Every 15 seconds a child dies because of drinking [dirty] water”UNICEF

  • Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.

  • “Sub-Saharan Africa has the largest number of water-stressed countries of any region.” – UN

  • 6 hours is the amount of time young girls and woman spend each day getting water for their family.

  • THE WATER CRISIS AND WATER RELATED DEATHS ARE ALL PREVENTABLE!

Water-borne Diseases:

3.4 million die each year from waterborne illnesses, making it the world’s biggest killer.


Water-borne diseases include:

E. Coli

Cholera

Diarrhea

Hepatitis A

Schistosoma

Cholera vibrios

Salmonella Typhi

ALL ARE PREVENTABLE!

WHEN CLEAN WATER IS AVAILIBLE

Providing access to clean potable drinking water is the first step to ending poverty and improving a community, here is how:

-Access to clean water reduces fatal communicable diseases and increase the health of a community.

-Access to clean water always for children to attend school with less sick days.

-The environment directly benefits because clean water is a step to cleaner & fresher atmosphere.

-And much more!