HEALTH AND HYGIENE Diseases due to non-potable water and lack of hygiene bases kill many more people each year than all forms of violence, including war conflicts. Children are the most exposed, as they are not strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other serious diseases. 90% of the 30,000 deaths caused each week are children under 5 years of age, who died due to non-potable water and of poor hygiene conditions. The WHO report states that more than 3.6% of the diseases in the world can be eradicated simply by improving supplies of drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. nddd.
WOMEN AND CHILDRENOnly in African regions, people spend 40 billion hours each year to walk to the nearest water source. This task often falls to women and children who walk for miles to reach the water source, and often this is not repaired and therefore subject to various contaminations.
Time spent walking and illnesses resulting from non-potable water keep children away from school, women from work and their family. Moreover, during the path of their journey they are often subject to sexual threats and assaults. With a nearby source of drinking water, women would be free to pursue new opportunities and improve the quality of life of their families. .
ECONOMY & COMMUNITY
|Feeding our world employs up to 90% of water resources. When a water project is built in a poor community, people can use the new water source to create small gardens near their homes and then build a small supply of food. The self-sufficiency of families leads to a reduction in conflicts, famine and inadequate public services.||__||In most communities around the world, adolescents and women in general are responsible for collecting water for their families. Building a source of drinking water close to the community can give them the opportunity to study or have another job and earn more money. In addition, the Water Committees are often willing to give village women the first chance to hold a leadership position.||__||At the end of 2012, we reached a truly great first goal: we served three million people. The forecasts for 2050, however, estimate a population growth of another three billion of which 90% in developing countries. Unless other sources of drinking water are quickly set up, regions that are already lacking in drinking water will be in a situation of severe suffering.|