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Statistics

The hard facts behind the crisis.
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650 million people

Water is a basic human right yet 650 million people in the world don't have access to clean water.

We believe that's 650 million too many. 

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2.3billion people

One in three people in the world don't have access to a proper toilet. We use the most appropriate, affordable and sustainable solution to the local sanitation situation.

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Weight: 20 kilos

Women walk an average distance of 10 kilometers daily to get clean water.

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The impact on women >


 

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Child mortality

Over 500,000 children die every year from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.

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Giving children a healthy start.>


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Hospital beds

Half the hospital beds in developing countries are filled with people suffering from diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.

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The link between water and health >


 

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A worthwhile investment

For every $1 invested in water and sanitation, an average of $4 is returned in increased productivity.

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Campaigning for change >


 

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A lifesaver

Hygiene promotion is the most cost effective health intervention according to the World Bank.

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Teaching hygiene >


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Transforming lives

Just $24 can help provide one person with access to clean water.

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Reaching everyone by 2030

Since 1981 we have reached 23 million with safe water. Since 2004 we have reached 21 million people with improved sanitation.

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Our strategy >

While we are very proud of the work we have done so far, we will not stop until water everywhere for everyone is a reality.