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  • Africa is the second largest continent in the world.  There are 54 countries in Africa.  Nigeria is the most populated country with over 145 million people.
  • The current population of Africa is nearly 1 billion people.  In many African states, more than half of the population is under the age of 25.
  • African elephants, which can weigh between 6 and 7 tons, are the largest living land animal.
  • The world’s tallest animal, the giraffe, lives in Africa.
  • The fastest land animal, the cheetah, lives in Africa.
  • Africa is home to the world’s largest reptile, the Nile crocodile.
  • The Sahara Desert is expanding south at a rate of about half a mile per month.  It is also the largest desert in the world.
  • The Nile is the longest river in Africa – and the largest river in the world.
  • There are over 2000 languages spoken in Africa.
  • Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt. 
  • Africa is the home of the human species, which developed about 5 million years ago.

Got Agua Communities - Africa

Nearly 345 million people lack access to clean drinking water in Africa.

Nearly 40% of people living in Africa do not have access to clean drinking water. As a result, nearly 750,000 children die before the age of 5 due to water borne disease.

Africa has one of the cleanest and largest water systems in the world, but with lack of access to this water many rural communities are at risk for water-related illnesses.

Without a central water system, many African residents are forced to pay private suppliers for water. These families spend a majority of their income on clean drinking water, only putting further tension on the African economy.

In Africa, Got-Agua? members are forging new relationships with local communities and government agencies to provide clean drinking water to cities, villages, and residents. Clean drinking water is the necessity of life and yet many live without it. Our goal is to increase awareness of the crisis and to work toward a brighter, wetter tomorrow.  Water. Life. Love.

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There is hope.  We know how to bring people clean water and improved sanitation.  Proven solutions to the water crisis currently exist and are simple and cost-effective.  Increased global awareness, proper funding, local community participation can make universal safe drinking water a reality.  Support Got Agua? today.