Imagine life without access to clean water. If you were like so many in 3rd world countries, you would walk an average of 4 miles every day to reach water, carrying a 40 lb bucket on your back. If you were a woman or a girl living in a country where access to clean water is a problem, this would be your routine every day. No school. No work. Just walking each day to collect dirty water, full of bacteria and disease. That dirty water, combined with poor sanitation, kills 3.5 million people every year – a child every 20 seconds. In Ethiopia, 46% of children under the age of five die from water-born diarrhea alone and 40% will never attend school.
These grim stats quickly became Evangeline International’s motivation for implementing our first project, the Sweet Water Wells project: providing clean drinking water for children and communities without it. Through the SWW project, we tell the story of the one billion without clean drinking water, and then we engage those around us to join us in making a difference. Clean, safe, accessible water has the potential to change everything: health, education, food supply, and economies. That’s why CLEAN DRINKING WATER for children and communities is square-one for Evangeline International!
We invite you to join us in making a difference!