“Just because a person is poor, it doesn’t mean they deserve poor solutions.”
Joe Madiath, Founder of Gram Vikas
Did you know,
90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are in children under five years old?
In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year walking for water?
Clean water alone can reduce water-related deaths by 21%
Sanitation alone can reduce water-related deaths by 37.5%
Hand-washing alone can reduce water-related deaths by 35%
38 million people in India are affected by waterborne diseases annually.
Yes, it really causes everyone to pause a while to see these numbers, facts and figures, and this is not some old facts, but these are the current facts of our country.
Lets just relay our daily routine and our usage of water
Yes, we are fortunate enough to enjoy the facilities we do. So much so that we end up having activities where we waste water in abundance and no proper need. It really breaks our heart, if we really put ourselves in the places of these poort kids, who leave school, just to collect water for their household and their personal use.
Charity:Water an organisation has come forward to reach out to people with our financial help to help these less fortunate one’s. Their simple vision is Clean Drinking Water for everyone. And they strive to achieve this in every parts of the world. Wondering Why India?, their blog post will definitely open your eyes.
How can we help?
My next birthday, I turn 25, and I would like to pledge for it, that instead of anyone giving me anything, if you could donate a small some up of your donation for this fund. I would be real grateful to you for this.
Save Water. Do Spread the word.