Lack of pure water to drink a day, is a community emergency. Every seconds, a child dies because of lack of water. Finding water is a daily challenge for young girls, moms and sons. With a charitable donation today, you can lift this burden. Providing a reliable and safe water source will unlock potential by returning time for study, work, and imagination.
Education is critical for breaking the cycle of poverty and yet over 90% of schools in Freetown lack access to safe water and sanitation facilities. Lack of clean water has serious effects on students' academic performance and attendance rates. The lack of safe water can cause even the best students to lose momentum as they deal with stomach pains and diarrhea from disease and hunger.
Students miss class to go fetch water, or to care for sick parents or siblings. In many places HIV/AIDS has already caused a large percentage of children to become orphans, requiring students to drop out and find work to provide food and care for younger siblings. If teachers are sick, classes get cancelled for all students.