Never Thirst Again Clean Water Initiative
Clean Water is one of the Keys to Reducing Poverty in Developing Countries.
Water is one of the most precious resources we have, a resource that sustains life. Its lack perpetuates the cycle of poverty. It is key to global prosperity and to political stability.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines the minimum water requirement for
drinking, cooking, laundry and personal hygiene purposes combined as 20 liters (or a little over five gallons) per person per day.
In developed countries people use over 100 gallons of water per day. Imagine only having
five gallons of water each day and spending hours walking, collecting and hauling water to your home.
Surface water is contaminated and not safe for human consumption. This water is the
primary source of drinking water for millions of people in poor developing countries.
Water is life-sustaining. While we can live more than a month without food, we cannot live more than a few days without water.
Because of this literal relationship of water to life, water has stood figuratively as a symbol of life through out recorded history.
Clean Water is an essentail part of our mission to help reduce poverty and to
Access to clean water is a fundamental human need and, therefore, a basic human right. Contaminated water jeopardizes both the physical and social health of all people. It is an affront to human dignity.
Kofi Annan, Former United Nations Secretary-General
Your gift today will help us provide life-sustaining clean, safe drinking
water to people in rural Kenya.