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Water

  1. 1. Living Water Internationalexists to demonstratethe love of God by helpingcommunities acquire desperatelyneeded clean water, and toexperience "living water"—thegospel of Jesus Christ—whichalone satisfies the deepest thirst.
  2. 2. Providing a cup of waterin Jesus’ name
  3. 3. Around 90% of incidences of water-related diseases are due to unsafe watersupply, sanitation and hygieneand is mostly concentrated on childrenin developing countries. (WHO)
  4. 4. 1.8 million children dieevery year as a result ofdiseases caused by uncleanwater and poor sanitation.This amounts to around5000 deaths a day.(UNDP)
  5. 5. Intestinal worms infect about 10%of the population of the developingworld. Intestinal parasitic infectionscan lead to malnutrition, anemia andstunted growth. (WHO)
  6. 6. Water and sanitation infrastructure helps peopletake the first essential step out of the cycleof poverty and disease.
  7. 7. At any given time,half the population of thedeveloping world is sufferingfrom one or more of the maindiseases associated withinadequate provision of waterand sanitation. (UNDP)
  8. 8. The simpleact ofwashinghands withsoap andclean watercan reducediarrhealdiseases byover 40%.(UNICEF)
  9. 9. The weight of water that women in Africa and Asiacarry on their heads is commonly 40 pounds,the same as the average airport luggage allowance.(UNDP)
  10. 10. 443 millionschool daysare lost eachyear due towater-relateddiseases.(UNDP)
  11. 11. On currenttrends over thenext 20 yearshumans will use40% morewater than theydo now. (UNEnvironmentProgram(UNEP)
  12. 12. 884 million people in the world do nothave access to safe water. This is roughly one in eight of the world’s population. (WHO-UNICEF)
  13. 13. Water-related diseaseis the second biggestkiller of childrenworldwide, after acuterespiratory infections liketuberculosis. (UNDP)
  14. 14. The average person in the developing world uses10 liters of water every dayfor their drinking, washingand cooking (WSSCC))
  15. 15. 11% more girlsattend schoolwhen sanitationis available.(DFID)
  16. 16. At anyone time,half of thedevelopingworld’shospitalbeds areoccupiedby patientssufferingfromwater-relateddiseases.(UN)
  17. 17. 40 billion workinghours are spentcarrying water eachyear in Africa.(Cosgrove andRijsberman 1998)

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