…begins with access to safe water

Good health starts with ACCESS to clean water.

Did you know??? Half of the world’s hospitalized patients are people suffering from A WATER RELATED DISEASE?



In developing countries, about 80% of sicknesses are linked to poor water quality and sanitation. 1 out of every 5 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to A WATER-RELATED DISEASE. Clean and safe water is essential to healthy lives!!

Microscopic worms and bacteria live in water naturally. Most of the bacteria are pretty harmless. But some of them can cause devastating diseases in people. And since they can’t be seen, they can’t be avoided. EVERY GLASS OF DIRTY WATER IS A POTENTIAL KILLER.

Most of these waterborne diseases aren’t found in developed countries because of the sophisticated water systems that filter and chlorinated water to eliminate all disease carrying organisms. But typhoid fever, cholera and many other diseases still run rampant in the developing parts of the world.

Water and Young Children

Infants and young children are especially susceptible to diseases because their immune systems are experiencing everything for the first time. Even in developed countries, lots of moms boil water before giving it to their children – just to be doubly safe. In poor countries, the fuel for the fire can be so expensive that mothers can’t afford to boil water and cook food.

Poor health leads to poor productivity

The sickness caused by dirty water saps people’s energy to do much of anything. If you’ve ever had food poisoning, you know how horrible it can be. Students who suffer from water borne illness can’t stay in class. They miss out on the chance to learn and the cycle of poverty continues. That and when one person is sick, someone else has to take care of them, which means that the second person can’t work either. If the sick person needs medicine, that money can’t be used for other things, like food or school supplies.

People that live outside of the city and the poor city residents feel the lack of safe water and proper sanitation in the developing world the most. With few medical resources at their disposal, the poor are particularly vulnerable to chronic sickness that hinder their productivity, MAKING THE ESCAPE FROM POVERTY EVEN MORE DIFFICULT.



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