Refreshing, Cleansing, Vital, Deadly, Fun, Powerful, Gentle, Calming
These are all words that can describe water.
But, did you know that 1.2 Billion people do not have access to clean, safe water?
Imagine having to walk miles every day to fetch clean water for you and your family, and to trudge miles back carrying heavy jugs of water. Think about how this must affect a mother, her child, a community.
Did You Know?
• A child dies every 15 seconds from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and inadequate sanitation.
• Women and girls most often retrieve water for their families. This difficult labor can take all day. This means that many girls cannot go to school and women cannot hold paid jobs.
• In sub-Saharan Africa, people in cities are twice as likely to have safe water as people living in rural areas.
Have We Made Any Progress?
Some, but not enough. Access to clean water is improving. By working with governments to implement water supply stations, a full 80% of people in the developing world now have access to clean water, up from 71% in 1990.
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Blood: Water Mission is doing some great well-building with their 1,000 Well Project
Remember that others might not be enjoying the same benefits from water as we are.