Death from waterborne illnesses; Cholera, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and chronic diarrhea take more lives than war, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction put together. Drinking from streams that are contaminated by bathing and defecation as well as water left by natural disasters are two common sources of these waterborne illnesses.
When able to attend school, if there is no safe provided, the children are left thirsty and unable to focus. Often, when schools do provide clean water, this is the only access a child has to it.
1 in 9 children or 2,195 children die of diarrhea each day - more than AIDS, malaria and the measles put together. 88% of these are considered preventable with access to clean water and sanitation.
443 million days of school are missed due to children having waterborne illnesses. When students get sick, they do not go to school, so by providing safe water, we are granting them access to a healthier life and a chance at a better future.
18% of all childhood deaths in Haiti are due to diarrheal disease (source).
There is a 70% increase in school attendance when safe water is provided to students.
Safe water promotes a stable education that unlock opportunities of a brighter future.