According to the WHO/UNICEF:
• One in six people lack safe drinking water sources
• 80% of all disease in the developing world are caused by unsafe drinking water
• If we did nothing other than provide access to clean water, without any other medical intervention, we could save 2 million lives a year.
• The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns
• In developing cultures, it is not uncommon to spend up to six hours a day collecting water for all the daily needs, cooking, cleaning, and, of course, drinking. That is 40 million hours of productivity to that could be used elsewhere.
• The average African family uses 5 gallons of water a day. The average individual in America uses between 100 – 170 gallons a day.
We believe that the lack of access to safe drinking water is the primary cause of hunger, disease and poverty throughout the developing world.
Just as we believe in stewardship of the planet, we believe in stewardship of safe water for everyone.