Clean, safe water is something most of us here in the United States take for granted, yet worldwide 800 million people do not have access to it and 2.5 billion have nowhere safe and clean to go to the toilet. As a result, 2,000 children die every day from easily prevented diseases with countless more unable to attend school. Millions of women are unable to work because they spend so much time collecting water and caring for sick children.
Founded in 1981, WaterAid transforms lives by helping the world’s poorest people gain access to safe water and sanitation. Together with local organizations, communities and individuals, WaterAid uses affordable and locally appropriate solutions to provide safe water, effective sanitation and hygiene education to people in developing countries.
5 WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
-Spread the word! Here’s a quick tweet you can share:
“2,000 children die every day because they don’t have access to clean water. Do something about it! http://www.wateraidamerica.org/”
-Donate online here
-Shop for life here
-Organize an event to raise money
-Change your Facebook cover page in support
(Disclosure: This is not a compensated post. I am a member of the Global Team of 200 which is a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.)