In 2020, an estimated 39 children out of 1,000 will die of diseases before they reach the age of 5. Most of them are caused by unsanitary water and can be treated with basic medical training and supplies.
Treating the symptom, but fixing the problem.
The World Health Organization, (WHO), says that water borne diseases are the number 1 killer in the world claiming 3.4 million lives per year. And the people mostly effected by these diseases are children.
Unsanitary water conditions lead to diseases such as polio, cholera, malaria, and diarrhea, which alone is responsible for over 2 million deaths per year. Although these statistics are heart wrenching, the amazing thing is that they are 100% curable diseases.
No one should have to suffer from a disease or sickness that has already been cured and this is how we can all come together and redefine what it means to be truly generous.
Clean water saves millions from water related illnesses
When we say “Water Brings Life”, we really mean it. Providing a clean and renewable water source would drastically reduce, if not completely eliminate, the amount of deaths caused by unsanitary water.
But once a new well is properly in place and maintained, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done for basic healthcare in these impoverished nations. Providing medical aid is the first step that allows these communities to thrive and go beyond basic survival.
The funds given for medical aid go directly toward the following:
Medical needs vary based on geographic location as specific areas across the world are more or less susceptible to certain diseases so the treatment that is needed may change from one region to the next.