The Global Water Crisis
Right now almost a billion people in the world do not have access to clean, safe water. That's nearly a billion men, women, and children who don’t have clean water to drink, bathe, do their dishes and laundry - one BILLION people who are at risk of deadly disease every single day because they have no place to get water.
The lack of clean water impacts everything.
When children get sick from diseases and parasites in water, they stay at home and fall behind in class. Young girls spend their days walking to collect water, and they are forced to drop out of school. Women spend up to 10 hours a day collecting water, giving them no time to make money for their family. When men become sick, they are unable to tend to their fields, which are typically the only source of food and income for their families. Every aspect of life is affected by the water crisis.
The inability to easily access clean water results in a loss of opportunity for men, women and children to break the cycle of poverty. Families are left in a web of sickness and subsistence farming. The next generation is born into a situation as desperate as their parents. All because there is no water.
Just think what could change if given access to a source of clean water closer to home. Think about the billions of hours of productivity that could be saved each year if women no longer had to trek for miles in search of water. Think about the millions of hours of education that children would gain in school if they weren’t walking for water or sick with a waterborne disease. Think about the health improvements that would be seen if people were no longer forced to drink water teeming with bacteria and parasites.
And think about the difference we could make if we just decided to do something to help.
This is why Water to Thrive is dedicated to increasing awareness of the water crisis and raising the funds necessary to bring clean water to those who need it.