#CLEANWATERFORALL | #W4WATER
We are very happy to announce that Edgar's Water has recently partnered with Drop4Drop in an effort to raise awareness about the water crisis in countries like Africa and India as well as to support them in their projects.
Our combined efforts have recently achieved to provide immediate access to clean drinking water to over 1,050 people from within the Javakala community in India. This proved to be life changing for the community as they are now able to spend more time with their loved ones and not have to worry about health issues brought on by dirty and unsafe water.
“I am not able to walk to the outskirts of the village to get water because I have a baby to take care of. Now, we are happy to have got the hand pump well installed in our own community in the residential areas. We are saved from the trouble to fetching water. The water is very useful to us. My baby drinks the water from the well and giggles to herself.”
Mrs.Ramya - 23 years
Why is this issue so important?
- 663 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly one in nine of the world's population
- Half of the world’s hospital beds are filled with people suffering from water related diseases (UN)
- The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns (UN)
- 443 million school days are lost each year due to water related illness (WHO/UNICEF)
- Women and children collectively walk 200 million miles a day to collect, often dirty and unsafe, water
- 1.5 million children die every year due to water related diseases
What difference does a drop of clean water make?
- For every $1 invested in water and sanitation, there is an economic return of between $3 - $34 (WHO)
- The introduction of a clean water source to a community saves thousands of hours every week previously lost to water collection
- The time freed up from water collection means women have more time for work and productivity within the community increases
- When children no longer have to collect water they can spend more time in education, improving their chances of a brighter future
- Hygiene education programmes and practices dramatically improve the health of a community, heavily reducing the amount of water related diseases and deaths
- Clean water lays the foundations to a brighter future and creates a happier world