UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGE
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Since our founding in late 2012 we have installed ten clean water wells in Ghana, Africa . As a result, 9,045 people now have direct and local access to clean drinking water through improved sources . It is estimated that another 9,767 people indirectly benefit from our clean water projects bringing the total number of people to approximately 18,812.
We have ambitious plans to help 100,000 people obtain access to clean drinking water by year 2020.
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How would you feel if you could bring clean drinking water to an entire village in a developing nation helping close to 1,000 fellow human beings for about the annual price of one specialty coffee latte per day? Imagine the satisfaction you would feel day in and day out knowing that you were helping to make a difference in this world. What would it feel like to know an entire village was thankful for your help and assistance and even named a goat for you to honor your name and contribution?.
According to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, in 2010 an estimated 780 million people did not have access to clean drinking water or improved sources of water.
Furthermore an estimated 2.6 billion people lack access to improved sanitation (roughly 35% of the entire worlds population).
An estimated 801,000 children younger than 5 years of age perish from diarrhea each year. This means that about 2,200 children die every day somewhere in this world.
Overall 1.6 million people die every year from diarrhea diseases attributable to lack of access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation and 90% of these are children under 5 years old.
160 million people are infected with schistosomiasis causing tens of thousands of deaths yearly.
500 million people are at risk of trachoma from which 146 million are threatened by blindness and 6 million are visually impaired.
Intestinal helminths (ascariasis,richuriasis and hookworm infection) are plaguing the developing world due to inadequate drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene. With 133 million people suffering from high intensity intestinal helminths infections.
For most of us living in the developed world we never think about shortages of clean water and the diseases that follow. From birth to adulthood we grow accustomed to turning on the faucet and getting clean water instantly, and with very little thought or effort. We rarely stop to think about what it really means to have this resource.
More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene related causes. This is more people than die of cancer, war, and AIDS COMBINED!
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