Water U Doing? Sharing the love of Christ, by caring for those in need.
Population 85 million No Water 49 million No Sanitation 75.9 million Infant Mortality 8% Below Poverty 38.7% Ethiopia
In rural Ethiopia, women and children walk up to six hours to collect water. Most people collect water from shallow, unprotected ponds which they share with animals.
Women and girls collect drinking water at a river they share with cattle and other livestock.
In just one day, more than 200 million hours of women’s time is consumed for the most basic of human needs — collecting water for domestic use.
The jugs women use to carry water back to the village weigh up to 40 pounds! Often, young children are left at home while their mother and older siblings collect water and their fathers work.
Millions of women and children spend several hours each day collecting water from distant, often polluted sources. This is time not spent working at an income-generating job, caring for family members, or attending school.
One out of four girls and one out of seven boys do not finish elementary school.
An Ethiopian School An Ethiopian child at school.
Four out of ten people in the world have no good sanitation.
Children around the world die because of disease that can be prevented if there was clean water.
50% of respiratory diseases can be reduced by good soapy handwashing…