Worldwide statistics show us that over 884 million people do not have access to clean, safe drinking water. Also, 2 out of 5 people in our world do not have means of clean sanitation. Many of us take showers, and access to food or clean drinking water for granted every day. How can we live such happy lives when so many people in our world are suffering? In Africa alone, many countries have had to declare a "State of Emergency" due to the lack of clean drinking water.Clean drinking water for the most part contributes to many health problems for children and adults in rural African countries. A lack of clean water also contributes to high mortality rates in newborns. Just this year in 2011, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) reported that the rates of infant mortality had dropped from 12 million to 7.6 billion since the year 1990. In Sub-Sahara Africa, around 21,000 children die everyday due to unknown causes. How would we feel if 21,000 American children were dying everyday due to unknown health issues? Take a look at the current facts and see for yourself just how much of a difference clean water can make for less fortunate children and families in other countries. The following facts were researched and collected from water.org:
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Did you know nearly 1 billion people don't have safe water to drink?
Together, we can change that. Let's fund a new source of drinking water for those who suffer needlessly without it!
Our gifts will be used to construct or rehabilitate a water project, like a well or sand dam, in Africa. We'll see pictures, GPS coordinates, and updates as they come in from the actual water project we fund so we can celebrate the results along with the community we help.
The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization unlocking human potential by providing clean, safe water to communities around the world who suffer needlessly without.
Working with local partners in countries like Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Uganda, we build long lasting water projects that are organized, owned and managed by the communities receiving them.
Together, with our partners we identify, implement, report on and follow up on every project. Then we share the whole story with you to inspire confidence in the work being done and the impact it has.