Without clean water, people are forced to share watering holes with animals, allowing communities to easily contract waterborne diseases. In addition to poor water sanitation, children and young women must travel by foot up to five miles a day to get water for the family. By the time they get back home they are exhausted. Many of these children are unable to attend school regularly because they spend so much time traveling to retrieve water.
The contrast is stark: the average American turns on the tap between 70 and 100 times a day while in Zambia 72% of people do not have access to clean water!
Bread and Water for Africa® raises the funds to build filtered water wells and water pumps, creating clean water sources for hospitals, schools, orphanages, and entire communities. The more clean water sources we help provide the more lives we are able to save.