Want to find a way to make an impact on the global water crisis in a hands-on way? Samaritan’s Purse runs a program called “Water for Life” that sends Canadians across the world to implement their Household Water Program in communities that have little or no access to safe water.
The program works closely with local partners within the community to develop the water program. The great thing about the program is that they strongly support a continuing relationship with the local community. Samaritan’s Purse has partnered with the CIDA since 1998 and currently have programs running in 19 countries around the world.
If you’re interested in making an impact with the program. Follow this link.
According to the United Nation’s Water for Life Decade program:
- 1.1 Billion people lacked access to improved water sources
- 2.6 billion (42%) of the world population lacked access to basic sanitation
- Of the 1.1 billion without access to improved water sources, nearly two thirds live in Asia
- 1.8 million people die every year from diarrhoeal diseases (including cholera); 90% are children under 5, mostly in developing countries.
- 80% of the population without access to drinking-water were rural dwellers, but future population growth will be mainly urban.