Women and children around the globe spend hours in the hot sun, collecting water from contaminated water holes and polluted rivers. Some have no choice but to go out at night to gather water for their families. Our contacts share stories of woman and children being attacked by crocodiles and bitten by venomous snakes while collecting water. But an even greater risk exists—tiny, invisible microbes that live in contaminated water and cause severe illness or even death. In fact, approximately 3.5 million people die each year from water-related sicknesses, which is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Source: The World Counts

Water-for-the-World supplies funds for wells, water filtering systems, and water storage tanks for impoverished families and communities, helping to lower the risk of drinking contaminated water. Providing fresh, clean water presents opportunities to share about Jesus, the source of living water.

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