India is suffering an extreme lack of water. With a population of 1.3 billion, the demand for water is very high. Many houses don't have a sewage system that supplies them with fresh water, leaving them the only option of going to the rivers. However, many rivers in India are polluted because of people using them as a holy site, open sewage drainages, and processing plants. Some times a river can become so polluted that the chemicals sit on the river like foam (picture 6). For example, the capital of India, New Delhi, dumps 58 percent of its waste into the Yamuna river (picture 7). Every year, about 600,000 Indian children die of diarrhea or pneumonia, often caused by toxic water or poor hygiene. As you can tell, the water supply is dangerously low, and is expected to fall 50 percent below demand by 2030, and run out by 2050. This matter is very dear to our heart ,knowing that our family in India could be suffering from a lack of water. We want everyone to have the chance to live with a sufficient amount of fresh water. The money we raise for this cause will go to UNICEF, and will help save thousands of people's lives. Thank you for you generosity.
-Naomi and Uma