Today, nearly 1 billion people, a sixth of the world’s population, do not have access to safe drinking water. More than 2.6 billion people are without basic sanitation.
The water and sanitation crisis is the most fundamental crisis affecting people living in developing countries. Lack of safe water and adequate sanitation is the world’s single largest cause of sickness. At any one time, half of the world’s hospital beds are occupied by patients suffering from water and sanitation- related diseases!
The fight against global poverty begins here. With access to clean water, basic sanitation, and hygiene education, the cycle of poverty and disease can be broken – making way for dramatic improvements in:
This is a crisis to which there are cost-effective solutions, and these solutions transform lives and communities.