Do you know more people on the planet have a cell phone than have access to a toilet and over a billion people lack no way to flush away yesterday's meal at all? Do you know more people die each year from unsafe water than from wars? Check these facts:
- Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease and diarrhea remains the second leading cause of death of children under the age of 5.
- 1 in 8 people don't have safe water meaning each morning they scavenge to survive.
- In just 1 day, more than 200 million hours of women's time is wasted simply collecting water for domestic use.
- Half of the world's hospital beds are occupied by patients suffering from diseases associated with lack of access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation or poor hygiene.
For only $25 Water.org can get someone safe water for life. Co-founded by Matt Damon, Water.org has been helping people get sustainable solutions for over twenty years. We can make a difference in the world, we can help change someone's life. Believe me, we can!
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Water for all....
Brilliant idea and well executed.
I remember once our water main broke as I was shaving. As the saying goes, you don't realize what you have, until you lose it. Go Matt!
We all need clean water, this is the least I can do.
Let's make it happen!