Clean Water Initiative

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Clean Water Initiative

Millions of people are without clean water and basic sanitation systems. The lack of these most basic resources has a direct impact on the economy, equality rights, and health of the people in a developing country.

Lack of access to water resources puts strain on the economic health of a community. The scarcity of water drives prices of everyday needs above the average household income. Poverty within a community compounds existing problems and creates strain over the available natural resources.

Local clean water delivery systems reduces the time requirement for daily resource gathering. This means women can pursue opportunities for education or employment. The establishment of these water delivery systems also creates the need for local water management committees. These committees have created opportunities for women to assume leadership roles within their community.

Access to clean, safe water is a right.Not a privelege

On average, around $600 in loose change is accumulated by one person in the US each year. The average cost of a year of clean water for one person in a developing country? $30. Something as simple as saving your pocket change can have a drastic impact on multiple lives.

Safe water creates leadership roles for women within their community, it affords more time for education and employment opportunities. Increased access and building of restroom facilities means more priority can be placed on sanitation practices, decreasing the spread of waterborne disease, and subsequently reducing water related deaths among adults and children. Readily available water makes sustainable farming a possibility, reducing poverty brought on by the high costs of imported food resources.


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