Giving the Gift of Clean Water
Whether used for washing, cooking, sanitation or drinking, many of us take the privilege of having instant access to good, fresh water for granted. Yet a staggering 663 million people, 1 in 10 worldwide, lack access to safe water. This affects their lives in so many ways, making them highly prone to life-threatening water borne diseases, increasing infant mortality in particular and meaning that many have to walk miles each day to collect poor quality water. Globally one third of all schools lack access to safe water and adequate sanitation and in low and middle-income countries a third of all healthcare facilities also lack a clean water source.
The water crisis is the #1 global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation), as announced by the World Economic Forum in January 2015.
An estimated 1. 7 million people living in Malawi, Africa don't have access to safe water. Water for Malawi is dedicated to improving the living standards of the poorest village people through raising funds to build wells. Using simple technology, making it easy to maintain their upkeep, each cost effective well can serve a village of anything between 100 to 400 people.
To date, Water for Malawi has been responsible for building over 100 wells, improving the lives of thousands of people.
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