WHY IT MATTERS
Access to clean water affects every aspect of life and today 768 million people in the world don’t have access to clean drinking water. On average women and children in the developing world spend 4 hours each day collecting water. Providing access to clean water relieves this burden and unleashes the freedom to work, learn, grow, and dream. The lack of clean water and sanitation causes 80% of all sickness and disease in the developing world - affecting more people than war, AIDS, and famine combined. Teaching people to wash their hands and properly use latrines saves more lives than any vaccine. in fact, sanitation and hygiene programs double the impact of every water project - decreasing disease in a community by an average of 47%.