Water for Asia

Supplying Clean Water to Poor Southeast Asian Villages

Mission Statement

To educate the less fortunate; to collect and sanitize water for their future.

The Problem

There is a very important issue in the world. Many poor regions don't have clean drinking water. Over one billion people in developing countries don't have access to clean water (globalissues.org). Included are 400 million children (1 in 5) who miss educational opportunities due to illnesses or caring for sick families (unicef.org). Any water sources are far away and contaminated with dirt, animal waste, or garbage. Everyday young women walk and average of four miles to get their water which is very unclean (thewaterproject.org). Dirty water causes many diseases such as dysentery, cholera, salmonella, and typhoid fever (azdhs.gov). "In developing countries about 80% of illnesses are caused by unsafe water" (thewaterproject.org). These diseases kill around 2 million people each year (who.int). Over 1 million of them are children age 5 and under (unicef.org). In fact, a child dies from a water related illness about every 20 seconds (water.org). A lack of clean water kills these children at the same rate as a jumbo jet crashing every four hours (water.org). Think you have a rough life here in America? The same amount of water an American uses to shower for five minutes is more than a person in a developing country uses for a whole day (water.org).

What Will We Do?

The WFA project will send volunteers over to build clean water collection systems for villages in southeast Asia. They will also train the villagers to build and maintain them providing almost unlimited clean water for the people. Also, medical supplies and doctors will go over to treat the sick people. We plan to reduce sicknesses, provide clean water, and increase school attendance by making the kids healthy.

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