3.4 Million deaths occur each year from water-related diseases
43% of those deaths are children under five years old
Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.
Access to clean water and basic sanitation can save around 16,000 lives every week.
31% of schools lack access to safe water and adequate sanitation globally 443 Million days children are absent in school due to preventable water-related diseases each year
Time lost from fetching water or being sick from waterborne diseases keeps many children out of school. Without kids being able to advance their education, cycles of poverty often continue generation after generation. Once schools and families have water and sanitation facilities and menstrual hygiene resources for girls, children can stay in school and families can prosper.
$260 billion is estimated economic loss due to poor water In sub-Saharan Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water Access to clean water gives communities more time to grow food, earn an income, and go to school – all of that fights poverty.
Women are responsible for 72% of the water collected in Sub-Saharan Africa. They spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water.
6 hours each and every day girls spend collecting water
23% of girls drop out the school when they start menstruating due to lack access to safe water and adequate sanitation in schools
When a community gets water, women and girls get their lives back. They start businesses, improve their homes, and take charge of their own futures.
Access to clean water is one of the most powerful tools for sparking economic growth that humanity has ever known