HOW can I support and raise awareness for World Water Day?
You can partner with Compassion International to provide safe water to families in developing countries with the Water of Life safe water system.
When you give to Compassion Water of Life, you are not only giving safe drinking water, you are protecting a child from life-threatening diseases and allowing that child a chance at life … a chance to go to school, to dream and reach their full potential.
Each family that receives the Water of Life system receives two buckets, a filter, hose, international delivery, and training on how to maintain the system so it provides a lifetime of safe water.
WHAT is World Water Day?
World Water Day is internationally recognized each year on March 22, a day sanctioned by the United Nations to raise global awareness about water issues.
Provide a family in need with safe water for life. Donate to Compassion Water of Life.
WHY bring awareness to water issues?
Approximately 97.5 percent of the water on earth is saltwater. If all of the world's water could fit in an average bucket, only 1 teaspoon would be drinkable.
85 percent of the world population lives in the driest half of the planet.
Depending on living conditions, including climate and physical activity, drinking-water needs for individuals vary, but the optimal amount is estimated at 2 quarts per day for a 130-pound person and 1 quart per day for a 22-pound child.
Nearly 90 percent of water-related diseases are due to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene; and most victims are children in developing countries.
Water-related diseases are the second biggest killer of children worldwide.
Approximately 1.8 million children die each year as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation. This is around 5,000 deaths a day.
When you donate to Compassion Water of Life you provide a family in poverty with a complete safe drinking water system that provides a lifetime of clean drinking water.
WHO is affected by global water issues?
768 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation.
Worldwide, approximately 425 million children under 18 do not have safe water.
Water is the most basic need for survival and critical to sustaining life.
Save a life today by donating to the Compassion Water of Life Fund.