Imagine the decision facing hundreds of millions of adults, children and infants every day. Either drink water that’ll cause debilitating and potentially deadly illnesses or stop drinking the contaminated water and face certain death. Not much of a choice, is it?
- 663 million people don’t have safe drinking water. Providing clean water can put an end to poverty, chronic illness and millions of preventable deaths.
- Poor sanitation threatens the health of 2.4 billion people. With proper sanitation the spread of many deadly diseases can be stopped in its tracks.
- Each day, nearly 1,000 children die from water - and hygiene-related diseases. That’s an incredibly sad toll.
We think these statistics are simply unacceptable. And we’re doing something about it.