The health of our world starts with access to safe water
Here's what you can do
Globally, 785 million people lack access to safe water and 2 billion people don’t have a toilet. Nearly 1 million people die each year from diseases that could be prevented if families have access to safe water and sanitation. Now more than ever is the time to ensure everyone everywhere has access to safe water and a toilet.
And you can help!
Water gives health
Alemtsenay’s family suffered from water-related illnesses. Their weak health prevented them from going to work or school, resulting in lost income and missed opportunities to learn. This created an endless cycle of poverty for the family, and sadness and frustration for this mom who was trying so hard to protect her family.
After learning that the lack of a toilet and safe water was the reason for their sicknesses, Alemtsenay found a solution to improve their health—one she could afford and obtain immediately. A small loan made possible by Water.org empowered Alemtsenay to fund just what she needed—a water tap and private toilet at home. With gratitude and relief she shared, “We will no longer be susceptible to diseases or such poor hygiene practices that cause sickness.”
Together we can give families like Alemtsenay's the opportunity for improved health. And it starts with access to safe water.
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