As we launch a new campaign this month with charity: water, we ask the question… ‘what does clean water bring to a community?’
Sanitation and Hygiene: Access to clean water promotes hand washing. Washing your hands is the best way to prevent water related diseases.
Health: 80% of diseases in developing countries are waterborne and preventable with clean water and improved sanitation.
Education: Millions of children spend their days collecting water for their families or home sick with a water-related illness instead of going to school.
Women Empowerment: Women are twice as likely to walk for water. Water projects nearby can save time, and give women freedom and opportunity.
Food Security: Self-sufficient families can use water sources nearby to cook safely, clean their eating utensils and water their own gardens.
Economic Empowerment: Every £1 invest in improved water access and sanitation yields £4-12 in economic returns, depending on the region and type of project.