There’s nothing more essential to life than water yet 844 million people around the world lack access to safe water. Create your own fundraising campaign for clean and safe water and help end global water shortage.
Many people are living with less water than they need for drinking, cooking, bathing, hand washing, and growing their food. And without clean, easily accessible water, many families and communities are locked into a cycle of poverty for generations. A lack of safe water or proper sanitation leads to spread of infectious and water-borne diseases.
Children and women are the worst affected – children because they are more vulnerable to water-borne illnesses such as typhoid and diarrhea and women because they are often responsible for collecting water for their families. In fact, women spend an estimated 200 million hours a day collecting water, and this is not only a waste of their valuable time but also it impacts their health. The average woman in Africa walks 6 kilometers every day to haul 40 pounds of water. Further, more than 800 children under age 5 die every day from diarrhea and this is attributed to consuming unclean water and poor sanitation.
Population growth, water leakages and the impact of climate change are the primary causes of global water shortage. A joint report released early this year by the World Bank and the U.N says that 700 million people are at risk of being displaced by intense water scarcity within the next 12 years. In the UK, a water shortage warning has been issued urging residents and businesses to curb water use and wastage so as to reduce pressure on water supply.
But with water project fundraising, we can multiply our efforts to solving the global water crisis. When we have access to clean safe water at home, we are better equipped to practice good hygiene and proper sanitation. As a result, children enjoy good health and are more likely to go to school during the day. Women, on the other hand, put aside their worries about water-related diseases and lack of access to safe water and instead they spend more time farming or working to diversify their incomes. Families have more time to pursue education and work opportunities that will help them break the cycle of poverty. A project fundraising for clean water can help raise funds and awareness for clean water that these families desperately need.
The World Water Day is marked on March 22 every year to raise awareness about the vital importance of water. You can help bring clean water to families in need by supporting or starting a fundraising campaign for clean and safer water at Leetchi.com. For your project fundraising, Leetchi.com gives you a fast, easy and secure way to raise money to help provide clean water for children and families in need. 100% of your project fundraising will go directly to clean water projects.
It only takes minutes to set up a fundraising campaign for clean and safe water so go to Leetchi.com and create your money pot for clean water today.