Water isn’t something we consistently think/worry about. We leave it running while we brush our teeth. We take 30 minute-long showers . We use it to swim in and even to wash our cars. If we can afford to pay our water bills we don’t have to worry about it, right? Not the case for underdeveloped countries. Thousands and thousands are losing their lives due to water-born diseases that could be prevented had they been provided with clean water.
No clean water means no drinking water, no clean clothes, no showers, no swimming pools, no plumbing, no irrigation for crops, no cooking, no clean dishes, etc.
The list goes on and on.
An organization by the name of “Charity: Water” works their hardest to prevent this from happening in the future. They pledge to send 100% of their profits and donations directly towards clean water projects in the field.
This is a map of the projects Charity: Water has completed to date: (3,650 total)
This is a picture of a project’s end result:
For more information about this amazing organization you can view their website here. They provide easy ways for you to donate, start fundraisers, and buy from their online store.
You can also “like” their facebook page here to recieve updates on the work they’re accomplishing.
The idea of clean water seems so simple to us who have the luxury of it every single day. If you take nothing else from this post, be thankful for this simple necessity.