We often take it for granted, but people in developing countries struggle to provide it for their families. Their water can be contaminated by dirt, parasites, sewage and even saltwater, leaving families sick or dehydrated from drinking it.
Our hope is to improve water supplies in three primary ways drilling fresh water wells by machine and by hand.
Water-borne disease kills millions every year
- Diarrheal disease alone is responsible for 1.8 million deaths annually
- In sub-Saharan Africa, 42% of the population lacks improved water
- In 2002, 1.1 billion people lacked access to improved water sources (about one out of six people on Earth)
- Of those 1.1 billion people, nearly two thirds live in Asia
- Droughts cause the most ill-health and death because they often trigger and exacerbate malnutrition and famine
- Between 28 and 35 million people in Bangladesh consume drinking-water with elevated levels of arsenic
- Source: World Health Organization