Having drinking water is essential for the survival and development of populations, and essential for health, but despite being an essential asset for humanity, one in nine people do not have access to drinking water today. Another 2.5 billion people do not have access to quality drinking water and, every minute, a child dies from a disease associated with the quality of the water he consumes. Millions of women and children spend several hours a day getting water from distant and contaminated sources.
Some of the consequences on the lives of women and children looking for sources of drinking water.
Increased risk of accident
Increased risk of disease transmission
Increase risk of becoming victims of physical and sexual abuse
Increase risk of becoming victims of attacks by wild animals
Increase risk of premature school dropout
Having drinking water means, clean hands, healthier bodies, better quality of life. Having access to drinking water sources helps to prevent, decrease, or even eradicate diseases associated with water quality such as diarrhoea and cholera.
With clean drinking water, communities develop. With access to clean drinking water, agricultural development is possible, which is essential for the survival of many populations.Water increases people's well-being and confidence.
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