Poor water conditions around the world are more than an inconvenience, they’re a daunting obstacle that hinders almost every aspect of daily life.
Despite what we see around us, the water crisis effects the majority of people in the world, as seen in these statistics:
- One-in-four individuals globally (26%) do not have access to safe drinking water
- 46 percent of individuals globally lack access to safely managed sanitation, often leading to water contamination
- Unsafe drinking water and lack of water for hygiene and access to sanitation contribute to about 88% of diarrheal disease deaths, killing one child every two minutes
- Hundreds of thousands of individuals die each year due to lack of access to safe drinking water
Individuals—often women and children—in developing countries will often have to walk several hours a day to access a water source. The often dangerous journey takes them away from their education, jobs and homes, and when they make it home, the water is not always safe to drink.
With clean water, health and sanitation improves, education and economic stability increases, and individuals live safer, healthier lives.
How to Help
Supplying a clean water solution to a community provides more than water. It provides the entire community, especially women and children, a better life.
Chemically treating water is costly and often leaves an unpleasant taste, odor and discoloration.
Boiling water is effective, but is limited by availability of heat sources and time.
Water filters are the best solution to efficiently distribute an effective water solution in a timely manner to communities in need, wherever they are. Water for Life Charity filters are portable, easy to maintain, and enable individuals to produce their own clean drinking water. One hollow fiber membrane filter, in favorable environmental conditions, produces over 100,000 gallons of clean water, saving thousands of lives by removing 99.9999% of disease-causing bacteria, protozoa, and cysts from contaminated water.
Help us solve the water crisis and help communities access clean water, one filter at a time. Donate or purchase a filter today. Learn more about the power of clean water below.