According to the United Nations, “No other single intervention is more likely to have a significant impact on global poverty than the provision of safe water.”
By now, most of us are aware of the Global Water Crisis- a crisis that is affecting over 1.8 billion people in the world and causing a child to die every 90 seconds from a water-related, preventabledisease. The lack of safe water locks individuals and communities into a cycle of poverty by stripping them of their health, dignity, and opportunity, especially affecting women and girls who are responsible for water collection in 80% of households without access to water.
For these reasons and more, the UN chose to focus their Sustainable Development Goal #6 on achieving universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.
“Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in and there is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this.”
Healing Waters International stands alongside the UN to provide safe and affordable drinking water, and basic health, sanitation, and hygiene training until all have access. We seek to restore human dignity, hope, and opportunity so that women and girls no longer spend precious hours each day collecting water and children are healthy enough to attend school. Safe water can transform communities and countries, which is why Healing Waters is dedicated to sustaining long-term solutions to this global humanitarian crisis.
We invite you to join us on March 22 as we celebrate World Water Day. We hope that you take a moment to reflect on the importance of safe drinking water in your life and ask you to consider joining us in our efforts to put an end to this crisis by becoming a member of The Saturate Community. We promise that your commitment to this community will change lives and we are committed to sharing with you the stories of those whose lives you’re changing.
We’re on a mission to end the global water crisis. We build holistic clean water solutions and spread God’s love in at-risk communities around the world, empowering people not just to survive, but to thrive – physically, socially and spiritually.