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Why Water?

Water is Life.  Life would not exist without water.  For us, water is also love: sharing what we take for granted with those whose very lives depend on it.

In many countries, the water problem is the primary reason people are unable to rise out of poverty.  The health and economic impacts of the global water crisis are staggering.

  • More than 3.5 million people die each year from water-related disease; 84 percent are children.  Nearly all deaths, 98 percent, occur in the developing world.
  • In the past 10 years, water-related disease has killed more children than all of the people lost to armed conflict since World War II.
  • Lack of sanitation is the world’s biggest cause of infection.
  • Millions of women and children spend several hours each day collecting water from distant, often polluted sources. This is time not spent working at an income-generating job, caring for family members, or attending school.
  • The average distance that women in Africa and Asia walk to collect water is almost 4 miles. 
  • 443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related illness.

Waterborne diseases cost the Indian economy 73 million working days per year.

Get Involved Now!

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.