Why Water Matters
• Water related diseases cause nearly 1 in 5 deaths of children under the age of five worldwide.
• 50% of the world's hospital beds are filled with people suffering from water-related illness.
• Bringing clean water to a community does more than quench thirst - water changes lives by strengthening education, agriculture, health, and creating a local economy.
• In Tanzania, 42% of the rural population lacks access to water and 73% lack sanitation.