Published on May 22nd, 2016
Water is life. Yet globally, more 125 million children under 5 live in homes without access to safe drinking water sources, and more than 280 million live in households without adequate sanitation facilities. A child under the age of 5 dies every 15 seconds from disease attributable to unsafe drinking water.
Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every day, and leads to impoverishment and diminished opportunities for thousands more.
Under The Peace Fund’s mandate of “Protecting, Educating and Aiding Children Everywhere”, we believe that one of the greatest differences we can make in Africa is in providing consistent access to local, clean water. This is why we’ve partnered with Wells Bring Hope, a nonprofit working to bring water to the West African country of Niger, the poorest country in the world. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these children.