Thursday, December 11, 2008


Water is basic to life and health. Unfortunately, over 1 billion people worldwide have no access to safe drinking water. According to World Resources Institute, 80% of all sickness and disease worldwide is attributed to unsafe drinking water. According to the World Health Organization, a lack of safe drinking water takes a greater human toll than war, terrorism & weapons of mass destruction combined.

Here are some quick worldwide facts...

--1.1 billion people don't have safe water to drink

--a child dies every 15 seconds from a lack of clean water

--the number one killer in the world is unsafe drinking water

--1.8 million die every year from illness linked to unclean water

Having no safe water leads to:

--water-borne diseases (cholera, typhoid, Hepatitis A)

--water-related diseases (malaria, yellow fever, river blindness)

--water-based diseases (dysentery, guinea worm)

--water-scarce diseases (trachoma, scabies)

--common diarrhea

The crisis is worst in sub-Saharan Africa where 2 in 5 people lack safe water. A baby here is almost 520 times more likely to die from diarrhea than one born in the U.S. or Europe.

Drilling a fresh water well is a relatively inexpensive, yet permanent solution to this epidemic. For only $3500, a new well can be provided to a needy village or school.

Our hope is that we can join the movement ending the global water crisis through partnerships with organizations like The Water Project (

If you'd like to give financially towards this project, please email for instructions.