Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Six Shareable Facts About Clean Water

How far do you walk each day to retrieve fresh water for drinking, bathing, and cleaning? For most of us, it’s a matter of crossing a couple of rooms before turning on the tap that delivers water directly into our homes.

In many places in the world, the most important and time-consuming task women and children accomplish each day is walking miles across dry land to reach a life-sustaining water supply for their families. As World Water Day approaches, we have the opportunity to spread the word about the urgent need to bring clean water to people in remote areas.

Many supporters have joined Samaritan’s Purse this week by donating toward our goal to fund five wells in Northern Bar-el-Ghazal, South Sudan. In less than a day, we raised enough money to meet our goal. Now we are giving God the opportunity to show us His blessings by providing funds for even more wells.

In addition to giving toward the “Wells in 5 Days” project, you can help raise awareness by sharing these startling facts with your friends, families, and colleagues. Simply click the buttons below each image and post to your favorite social platforms. Be sure to return to the Samaritan’s Purse Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene page to see how many wells we are able to build.

Each day around 4,300 people die due to water- and sanitation-related diseases.

Each day around 4,300 people die due to water- and sanitation-related diseases.

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People in Africa alone spend 40 billion hours hauling water each year.

People in Africa alone spend 40 billion hours hauling water each year.

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Women around the world spend 15-20 hours per week collecting water.

Women around the world spend 15-20 hours per week collecting water.

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1 out of every 6 people lacks access to clean water.

1 out of every 6 people lacks access to clean water.

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About 700,000 children die every year from diarrhea due to unsafe water. Almost 2,000 children per day.

About 700,000 children die every year from diarrhea due to unsafe water. Almost 2,000 children per day.

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Each year children spend 443 million school days searching for water instead of attending classes.

Each year children spend 443 million school days searching for water instead of attending classes.

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