People Are Dying
Contaminated water and poor sanitation have strong links to the transmission of life-threatening illnesses like cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis A, and typhoid. These waterborne diseases that kill 3.4 million people every year.
43% of those deaths are children under five years old.
Education Is Compromised
Children are often pulled out of school because they are sick with a waterborne disease that can cause illnesses like diarrhea. Missing school because there is no clean water or proper sanitation available means that students are missing out on education that expands their perspectives and gives them tools to succeed in life.