World Water Day

 

World Water Day is celebrated each year on 22 March. Are you aware that thousands of children get sick with waterborne diseases like cholera, which can be fatal? Cholera is also linked to malnutrition—waterborne diseases weaken children’s immune systems and prevent them from retaining nutrients.It is a matter of experience that clean water is critical in the fight against poverty. Every day 1,000 children die from illnesses like diarrhea and cholera, caused by contaminated water and unsanitary living conditions. Waterborne diseases can completely undo the benefits of any nutrition children receive. When a child drinks dirty water, he or she is likely to fall ill with a disease like cholera, which can sap nutrients and put the child at greater risk for malnutrition. Clean water is critical in keeping children nourished and healthy! Providing clean water, along with sanitation and hygiene services, is critical to ending poverty and hunger and realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Many non- profits are helping communities to end water poverty. They work closely with communities to provide clean water sources such as fresh-water wells, promoting lifesaving hygiene practices like handwashing, and training community-based water committees to manage their water and sanitation infrastructure. The provision of water enables lasting change in these communities.

We could assist communities to build water systems to improve community health and protect children from waterborne diseases. You could sponsor or support the provision of safe, sustainable sources of clean water, along with education on hygiene and sanitation to school in communities where this is non existent and girls and children are prevented from attending school because they must go miles to fetch water for family use. With your help, families and communities could have clean water and sanitation.

We could assist communities to build water systems to improve community health and protect children from waterborne diseases. You could sponsor or support the provision of safe, sustainable sources of clean water, along with education on hygiene and sanitation to school in communities where this is no clean water and girls and children are prevented from attending school because they must go miles to fetch water for family use. With your help, families and communities could have clean water and sanitation.

As always, thank you for your support.

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