Bad water and the lack of access to water are the roots of a lot of other issues. Dirty water causes serious health problems like cholera, parasites, dysentery, and diarrhea. Women and children often can’t work or go to school because they have to walk great distances for water. Crops don’t grow when there isn’t enough water.
Gaining access to clean water is often the first step needed for people to reduce disease, grow more food, and for children to stay in school. Clean water breaks the cycle of extreme poverty and gives people hope. Read our Why Water page to learn more.