Right now, we’re living through a global crisis- many people are worried for their own health and that of their loved ones. Our first defence is washing our hands with soap and clean water. The sad reality is that 1 in 10 people around the world don’t have access to this very basic need- clean water, which makes them more vulnerable to disease.
This is an issue that can be changed. charity: water guarantees that every penny donated to them is spent in a developing country, bringing clean, safe water to one of the 785 million people currently without. Access to clean water and sanitation has the potential to save 16,000 lives a day
Women and children currently spend hours every day walking to collect water in order to provide for their families; it is estimated that in Sub-Saharan Africa, 4 million hours are lost each day due to water collection by school-aged children. This water often carries diseases and every year, poor water quality kills more people than all forms of violence, including war and 43% of all deaths are in children under the age of 5.
This World Water Day (Sunday 22nd March 2020), you can unlock a donation that will bring clean water to one person in need.
charity: water has developed a short interactive quiz to explain more about the water crisis.
Thanks to a generous donor, the first 2,000 people who take the quiz and join their mailing list for the first time will unlock a donation to provide one person with access to life’s most basic need.
The charity hope this will also spread hope and happiness, even for people who can’t leave home, as they can still do an amazing act of kindness for someone else.