Why Water?


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Some Don’t have a choice

780 million people do not have access to safe water sources.

Over 315 thousand children die every year due to water-related diseases.
That’s over 6 thousand a week.

Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year
than all forms of violence, including war
.


Women and Children

In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year just walking for water.
Women and children often bear the burden of collecting water, having to walk
several hours a day collecting water from polluted sources.

443 million school days are missed each year due to water-related illnesses.

 


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