Many estimate that water-related crises will shape some of the great geopolitical struggles of the 21st century. Yet far graver than whatever political conflicts are driven by water shortages is the humanitarian impact the water crisis already has on so many people. On the one hand, the UN estimates that 784 million people do not have access to clean drinking water. On the other, the WHO estimates that as many as 2.2 million people die annually from diarrhea alone, almost always the result of contaminated drinking water, the vast majority of them children.
Ending the water crisis is about far more than ensuring people have access to clean drinking water and do not die from readily preventable waterborne diseases: it is also about making sure children are healthy enough to go to school, women have the time to go to work as well as care for their families, and entire communities can begin devoting time and resources to other social, cultural and economic pursuits than fetching water. Ensuring that communities across the globe have ready access to clean drinking water is only becoming more critical by the day – and Solea Water is committed to that fight.
Solea Water was founded on the simple premise that we be our brother’s keeper in regions still struggling to secure access to one of life’s most basic human needs. Striving to ‘act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God’ (Micah 6:8), Solea Water works in conjunction with partner communities on the ground to provide long-term sustainable water solutions in Latin America.
For more information, please visit soleawater.org.