My granddaughter Julianne loves water. She will choose it over chocolate milk, soda, and juice! She can't even imagine not having clean water to drink? Can you?
Julianne doesn't know that in her mother's home continent, AFRICA, there are millions who do not have access to clean water. In her native country of Mozambique, rapid development is impacting the supply of water.
HERE ARE SOME POINTS TO PONDER
1.1 billion people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water, roughly one-sixth of the world's population.
• 2.2 million people in developing countries, most of them children, die every year from diseases associated with lack of access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene.
• Half of the world's hospital beds are filled with people suffering from water related illnesses.
• In the past 10 years, diarrhea has killed more children than all the people lost to armed conflict since World War II.
• Despite the size of the problem, we have made little progress against it. There were only 181 million fewer people living without safe drinking water in rural settings in 2004 (899 million) vs. 1990 (1.08 billion)*1.
• 50 percent of people on earth lack adequate sanitation. Another way to look at it: Nearly half of the world's population fails to receive the level of water services available 2,000 years ago to the citizens of ancient Rome.
Please consider giving at least $30.00 That is only $1.00/a day for a month. . Less than the price of your morning coffee or soda.
Help Julianne and all of us who love her to change the world!