Wednesday, 27 October 2010


Right now, almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. That’s one in eight of us.

"Charity: water" is a non-profit organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. They utilises 100% of the public donations to directly fund sustainable water solutions in areas of greatest need. Just $20 can give one person clean water for 20 years.

Health and Sanitation.

Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.

90% of the 42,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are to children under five years old. Many of these diseases are preventable. The UN predicts that one tenth of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply and sanitation.

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