Today, March 22nd, is recognized by the United Nations Water Group as World Water Day. We live on a water-covered planet, but only about 1% of the world’s water is available for human use. The rest is locked away in oceans, ice, and the atmosphere. Water is the single most important resource for all life and development.
Life cannot exist without water.
Yet, 1 billion people do not have regular access to clean, safe drinking water. And 2.5 billion people don’t have a toilet. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases killing more people every year than all forms of violence (including war.) The UN predicts that one tenth of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply and sanitation. Just a few dollars is enough to provide one person with clean drinking water and sanitation for literally decades.
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Give children the gift of clean drinking water
At an average cost of $1 per child, we will reduce illness and days of school missed for children in Cambodia. Improved health means opportunity and a chance for each child to fulfill his or her maximum potential. In many cases, the larger community surrounding the water project will also have free access to clean water. We supply spare parts, maintenance, education, and training for 10 years empowering community leaders to take over ownership by year 11. Sustainability at its finest.
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