That’s 785 million people who struggle every day to find a fundamental ingredient needed to sustain life. It’s not just drinking water though – did you know two out of five humans in the world live without access to soap or a handwashing facility? Without facilities to adequately clean and maintain hygiene, sickness and disease becomes rife and every single day over 800 children die from illnesses that are easily curable.
Access to clean water and basic sanitation is a basic human right, yet somehow despite living in an incredible world of technology and luxury, millions of people wake up every day not knowing where their next drink will come from.
In places like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Somalia, Gaza and Yemen people are living in extreme poverty and these lack of basic facilities result in people having to walk miles every day to get access to water. For adults, that means hours that could be spent working and earning an income whilst for children that’s a day of school missed.
At Muslim Charity, we have been campaigning to put an end to this. Every single human in the world deserves access to water and basic hygiene facilities; things we take for granted here in the United Kingdom.
Our Safer Water Campaign was established to deliver those living in extreme poverty solutions to their lack of water. Not only are we providing them with wells, hand pumps, tankers and boreholes but we’re also educating communities on the need for clean water.
We’ve seen first-hand the powerful impact this has had on entire communities. By improving hygiene and providing drinking water to everyone in the village, morbidity rates drop and people are able to spend their days productively and earn a living for their family.
However we need your help. Just a small donation a month can help us enormously and provide those people who need it most access to drinking water and safe washing facilities