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The Problem

You may be surprised as I was to know that millions of children do not have clean drinking water. As I explored the water situation in Kenya, I found that more than half of the 40 million people there lack access to any kind of safe water.
This site is for those who want to join our network to do something about it. If you have a Church, School, Business of any other group that would like to sponsor a shoe drive, check out this site to answer most of your question and then give us a call to schedule your drive to make sure we can pick up your donations in a timely fashion.
Project Manager -Steve Bell

Facts of Interest



Each day, women spend 200 million hours collecting water for their families. This lost productivity is greater than the combined number of hours worked in a week by employees at Walmart, United Parcel Service, McDonald’s, IBM, Target, and Kroger.
(Source: www.water.org, WHO/UNICEF and WSP)



11 percent more girls attend school when sanitation is available.
(Source: www.water.org, WHO)



Around 1.1 billion people globally do not have access to improved water supply sources whereas 2.4 billion people do not have access to any type of improved sanitation facility. About 2 million people die every year due to diarrhoeal diseases, most of them are children less than 5 years of age. The most affected are the populations in developing countries, living in extreme conditions of poverty, normally peri-urban dwellers or rural inhabitants.

(Source: World Health Organization)



Diarrhoeal disease alone amounts to an estimated 4.1 % of the total DALY global burden of disease and is responsible for the deaths of 1.8 million people every year (WHO, 2004). It was estimated that 88% of that burden is attributable to unsafe water supply, sanitation and hygiene and is mostly concentrated on children in developing countries.
(Source: World Health Organization)



A significant amount of disease could be prevented especially in developing countries through better access to safe water supply, adequate sanitation facilities and better hygiene practices.

(Source: World Health Organization)



Every 21 seconds, a child dies from diarrhea. This amounts to approximately 4,100 deaths a day. (Source: www.water.org)



Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death among children under five in the world. (Source: www.water.org)



Around 1.5 million deaths each year – nearly one in five – are caused by diarrhea. It kills more children than malaria, AIDS, and measles combined. (Source: www.water.org)



Malnutrition, due to dirty water, inadequate sanitation, and hygiene, is estimated to lead to death in an additional 2,350 children under the age of five each day. (Source: www.water.org)



3.41 million people die each year from water, sanitation and hygiene-related causes each year. (Source: www.water.org)



780 million people lack access to an improved water source; approximately one in nine people. (Source: www.water.org)



The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns. (Source: www.water.org)



Half of the hospital beds in the world are occupied by patients suffering from diseases associated with lack of access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene. (Source: www.water.org)



Each day, women spend 200 million hours collecting water for their families. This lost productivity is greater than the combined number of hours worked in a week by employees at Wal-Mart, United Parcel Service, McDonald’s, IBM, Target, and Kroger. (Source: www.water.org, WHO/UNICEF and WSP)



11 percent more girls attend school when sanitation is available. (Source: www.water.org, WHO)



Around 1.1 billion people globally do not have access to improved water supply sources whereas 2.4 billion people do not have access to any type of improved sanitation facility. About 2 million people die every year due to diarrhoeal diseases; most of them are children less than 5 years of age. The most affected are the populations in developing countries, living in extreme conditions of poverty, normally peri-urban dwellers or rural inhabitants. (Source: World Health Organization)



Diarrhoeal disease alone amounts to an estimated 4.1 % of the total DALY global burden of disease and is responsible for the deaths of 1.8 million people every year (WHO, 2004).



It was estimated that 88% of that burden is attributable to unsafe water supply, sanitation and hygiene and is mostly concentrated on children in developing countries. (Source: World Health Organization)



A significant amount of disease could be prevented especially in developing countries through better access to safe water supply, adequate sanitation facilities and better hygiene practices. (Source: World Health Organization)

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