Millions of reasons to take this seriously...

Over 840,000 people die each year of a disease related to contaminated water.
That’s equivalent to the death of every resident of San Franicisco.

Almost 800 MILLION people do not have access to clean water.
Equal to the populations of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Russia, Germany and Brazil...combined.

More than 200 MILLION hours a day are spent by women each day collecting water.
This lost productivity is more than the combined work hours for a full week for all the employees of McDonalds, UPS, IBM, Walmart, Target and Kroger.

443 MILLION school days are lost each year due to water-related illnesses.
That’s as if every K-12 student in the U.S. stayed home for a week.

2,300 deaths of children under 5, EACH DAY, are caused by diarrhea.
That’s a higher death rate than malaria, AIDS and measles...combined.

But the great news is...

Every U.S. dollar invested in solving the global water and sanitation crisis provides and economic return of eight U.S. dollars.

For just $100, H2OpenDoors can provide clean water for 10 years to a family of four.
The cost per gallon of safe water is $0.0013 produced by a SunSpring system.

Rotary International has beaten back polio worldwide. Now we’re taking on water, sanitation and hygiene. The solutions are available today. The will is abundant. Let’s get this done.

Sources: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), WHO/UNICEF, Water.org

 
 
 
 
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