Clean Water and Sanitation (Why help? (Traditionally the task of…
Clean Water and Sanitation
Access to clean water improves
Access to water leads to food security. With less crop loss, hunger is reduced. Schools can feed students with gardens, reducing costs.
Access to water can break the cycle of poverty.As people can now go to work rather then collecting water,
When students are free from gathering water, they return to class
Safe water, clean hands, healthy bodies. Time lost to water borne illnesses are reduced
Charities all around the world are working together to try and
help prevent illnesses linked with consumption of dirty water. charities such as water aid,Water Aid provides clean water, decent toilets and hygiene knowledge to people who don't yet have access to them.
Traditionally the task of collecting water falls to girls and women. Hours lost walking to and from unsafe water sources robs them of the opportunity for an education, or paid work. It makes supporting a family even harder.By supporting this global goal we can help girls and women have a better healthier life free from walking miles a day to collect water.Supporting charities will help install fresh, clean water taps
The average distance that women and children walk for water in Africa and Asia is six kilometers (3.7 miles).
Women carry heavy loads of water (about 20 liters) on their heads in some locations in the world. This causes severe damage to the neck and spine over time.
Every day, women and girls spend 200 million hours walking to collect water for their families.
Children as young as 5 years old are carrying 20 liters of water for 3.7 miles a day.
What is this goal about ?
To ensure access to save water souses and sanitation to all
Around 1.8 billion people globally use a water source that is unsafe to drink because it is contaminated this goal helps to support these people by taking actions for example providing a tap containing clean water
What are the effects of consuming/using unsafe water?
water and sanitation disease remain among the main causes of death for children under 5 years old more than 800 children die every day from diseases linked to poor hygiene