Nearly one billion people lack access to safe water and 2.5 billion do not have improved sanitation. The health and economic impacts are staggering.
The UN has declared access to clean water a Human Right!
• 3.575 million people die each year from water-related diseases. (7 every Minute)
• 43% of water-related deaths are due to diarrhea.
• 84% of water-related deaths are in children ages 0 – 14.
• 98% of water-related deaths occur in the developing world.
• 884 million people, lack access to safe water supplies, approximately one in eight people.
• The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives than war, AIDS, flu, car accidents, murders, terrorist attacks, earthquakes, and famine.
• At any given time, half of the world’s hospital beds are occupied by patients suffering from a water-related disease.
• Without food a person can live for weeks, but without water you can expect to live only a few days.
• Over 50 percent of all water projects fail; less than five percent of projects are re visited after completion, and far less than one percent have any longer-term monitoring.
These are frightening, overwhelming and incomprehensible figures
BUT, BUT, BUT
In Northern Malawi,
Wells for Zoe
can give clean water to ONE, remote, rural villager
WALK the H2O WALK
AND GIVE SOMEONE THE GIFT OF CLEAN WATER