On May 1st I will begin drinking water only. My decision to do so is based on the fact that clean water saves lives. I need to take advantage of the fact that it is available to me at any second. My passion is justice and children, one major way to make a difference is by providing water to others. There are so many places where people die daily simply because they lack access to safe clean water. I will be posting water facts weekly and updating how this is making an impact on my life n the lives of others. Water is so vital to life! Join me in making a commitment to water and starting conversations to raise awareness.
Follow some of these great organizations working to raise awareness and make a difference: @ConvoyofHope @Project7 @WorldvisionUSA @Water @TheWaterProject @WaterAid @global_water @charitywater
Quick Water Facts
-In developing countries, as much of 80% of illnesses are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions.
-1 in 8 people world wide do not have access to safe and clean drinking water.
-An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country slum uses for an entire day.
-Every 20 seconds a child dies from a water related illness.
-Millions of women and children in the developing world spend untold hours daily, collecting water from distant, often polluted sources, then return to their villages carrying their filled 40 pound jerry cans on their backs.
-Nearly 1 out of every 5 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water-related disease.