Why Water?

800 million people in the world don’t have safe drinking water.

Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. (source) Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren’t strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.

90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are children under five years old.(source) Many of these diseases are preventable. The WHO reports that over 3.6% of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply, sanitation, and hygiene. (source)

Women and Children.

In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year just walking for water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely to make them sick. (source)

Time spent walking and resulting diseases keep them from school, work and taking care of their families.

Along their long walk, they’re subjected to a greater risk of harassment and sexual assault. Hauling cans of water for long distances takes a toll on the spine and many women experience back pain early in life.

With safe water nearby, women are free to pursue new opportunities and improve their families’ lives. Kids can earn their education and build the future of their communities.

Clean water alone can reduce diarrheal illness by 21%

Sanitation alone can reduce diarrheal illness by 37%

Hand washing alone reduce diarrheal illness by 35%

And the solution is simple: to empower developing communities with multipliable and sustainable technologies, using resources that are available, affordable and acceptable in their culture and region.

$20 gives the gift of clean water to 1 person.

$500 gives clean water to a small village, school or church. Each $500 enables Justicewater to build a 10,000 liter rain catchment tank.

So long story short, that’s, why water.