The Need for Water
Despite the fundamental role of water for human health, survival, and development, every one out of nine people do not have access to clean water today. 2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation, and every minute a child dies from a water-related disease.
Around 700 million people in 43 countries suffer today from water scarcity. Globally, water scarcity already affects four out of every 10 people.
1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with feces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio.
842,000 people die every year from diseases caused by unsafe water, inadequate sanitation, and hygiene. More than 340 000 children under five who die annually from diarrhoeal diseases due to poor sanitation, poor hygiene, or unsafe drinking water.
Reducing the time it takes to fetch water from 30 to 15 minutes increased girls’ school attendance by 12% according to a study in Tanzania.
Women and girls are responsible for water collection in 8 out of 10 households with water off premises, so reducing the population with limited drinking water services will have a strong gender impact.
Loss of productivity to water- and sanitation-related diseases costs many countries up to 5% of GDP. For every $1 invested in water and sanitation, an average of at least $4 is returned in increased productivity.
Let's give clean water to people in need
The emergency solution adopted by our organization is installing water wells with hand pumps in regions with little or no access to drinking water. In most of the countries with no permanent fresh surface water, it is possible to provide access to clean water by utilizing underground water resources. To this day, our organization has opened over 270 water wells in several countries, providing approximately 250,000 people with access to clean water and improving their health and living conditions.Donate for Clean Water Today!