All of us, no matter who we are or where we come from, need water to survive. Yet today, almost 1 billion people in the developing world go without it.
Access to clean drinking water is something many of us probably take for granted, but finding a safe and reliable source for this in regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa is still extremely difficult.
As rivers and lakes become more polluted people are being forced to drink from contaminated streams, leaving them exposed to life-threatening diseases such as typhoid fever and cholera. A lack of water also results in poor sewage systems, meaning mosquitoes breed in dirty water and spread deadly infections like malaria.
It’s heartbreaking news that around every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease. That’s around 40 children an hour. And below you will see the number since we started our crowdfunding campaign:
We Make Change is the world’s first ever social platform dedicated to making a difference in the world – and it is our mission to help fight issues like this. The platform will enable individuals to connect with and support the charities fighting for the causes they care about by giving their time, money or things.
To get this off the ground, we have launched a crowdfunding campaign – and you can join us by donating and sharing posts like this one via social media using the hashtag #WeMakeChange.
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