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arrow Almost 800 million people are without safe water and two-fifths (2.4 billion people) lack access to improved sanitation

arrow In Africa, Nearly half of the people lack access to improved water and sanitation.

arrowNearly one in five child deaths is due to diarrhoea, a loss of about 1.5 million lives each year. The toll is greater than that caused by AIDS, malaria and measles combined!

arrow If we do nothing, up to 135 million peoplewill die from water-related diseases by 2020!


new well being drilled

arrow 80% of sickness and death among children is caused by unsafe water.

arrow Each year, diarrhoea causes 2.2 million deaths, mostly among children under the age of five. This is equivalent to one child dying every 15 seconds, or 20 jumbo jets crashing every day;

arrow In WAR, the situation is even more critical.


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arrowAccording to UNICEF, rural African women and girls spend as many as 40 billion hours each year hauling water!

arrow This leaves women & girls with little time for education or home-based industries.

arrowCanada's foreign aid budget dropped to its lowest level in thirty years!! Since 1991, Canada's aid allocation has dropped 41% -- more than any other government program.;

arrowClearly, we can't count on the government to deal with this problem alone. The SOLUTIONis simple: People working together to equip the rural poor to help themselves.

"Oh Child" by John Moore
... A mother cries over child's future

Every $1 you give provides a child with safe water for a year!


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