Water

This page is for everything about clean water and how we can help more and more people have access to it. Please email me kimradiggs (at) gmail.com if you know of any organization that help people have clean water that is not posted here. I would like to post as many as possible.


The world walks for water day is March 19th-22nd, 2011. For information on how you can participate please visit this link

Here is why clean water is important to everyone:
Clean water saves lives. Without clean water many people get sick and die from diseases like E.coli, Salmonella Typhi, Schistosoma, Cholera vibrios, and Hepatitis A. If more people have access to clean water these disease won't be spread. Children are especially vulnerable because their bodies are not able to fight off diarrhea. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.
Safe clean water empowers women and girls. Women and girls can attend school instead of spending all their time fetching water for the family. They can also spend more time working or doing their own small businesses as well.
Clean water makes for better farming. With more access to clean water, communities can spend more time learning how to cultivate plants for food, which we all know is extremely important in these poorer parts of the world. Also, clean water helps their chickens and goats not get sick, which makes for more and healthier eggs and milk production. People are then able to sell their access crops, eggs, and milk for money for clothes, medicine and school.


Please visit any of these links below to find out ways you can help people here and around the world have access to clean water and sanitation:

Water First - "People living in extreme poverty have many needs, but we believe water and toilets come first. There is a powerful and direct link between human development and convenient access to water and toilets. Through the implementation of sustainable, community-managed water supply and sanitation projects, we are addressing the most fundamental issues of poverty, childhood death, and gender equality."
Charity:Water - "a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. We use 100% of public donations to directly fund sustainable water solutions in areas of greatest need. Just $20 can give one person clean water for 20 years."
WaterAid - "Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities."
Clean Water Action - "an organization of 1.2 million members working to empower people to take action to protect America's waters, build healthy communities and to make democracy work for all of us. For 36 years Clean Water Action has succeeded in winning some of the nation's most important environmental protections through grassroots organizing, expert policy research and political advocacy focused on holding elected officials accountable to the public." 
Global Water Challenge - "Seeks to accelerate the delivery of safe water and sanitation through partnerships that catalyze financial support and innovation for sustainable solutions."
Blue Planet Network - BPN is the first collaborative, scalable and transparent global network of all types of groups combating the safe drinking water crisis. They are a network managed by water experts and the actual communities in need. They have 70 water groups working in 23 countries to eliminate unsafe drinking water."
Water For People - "Works to build a world where all people have access to safe drinking water and sanitation, and where no one suffers or dies from a water- or sanitation-related disease." 
Global Water - "based upon the belief that the lack of access to safe drinking water is the primary cause of hunger, disease and poverty throughout the developing world"
Thirst Relief International - "Our mission is to overcome death and disease resulting from the consumption of contaminated water by providing safe, clean drinking water to those in need around the world."
Just A Drop - "Our mission is to reduce child mortality by delivering accessible clean, safe water where it is needed most."
Water.org - "Water.org is challenging the traditional approach to assisting people in developing countries. Our goals are to draw attention to the world’s number one health problem, unsafe and inadequate water supplies, and to raise funds to help fight this immense problem – one community at a time."
End Water Poverty - "The international effort on sanitation and water is in disarray. Make your voice heard."
Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council - "Safe sanitation is vital for people's health, economic well-being, dignity, and local environment."
Water Advocates - "Water Advocates' mission is to advocate on behalf of those people who lack safe water-- specifically at least 5 gallons per person per day--and basic sanitation."
Healing Waters International - "Healing Waters International empowers local ministry partners to bring physical, social and spiritual transformation to poor communities by providing sustainable, safe water solutions."
Water & Sanitation For The Urban Poor - "To improve the lives of the urban poor in developing countries by strengthening the capacity of local service providers and others to provide sustainable water and sanitation services, promote good hygiene and raise the health and environmental standards of the community.
Three Avocados - "Clean water gives a village hope. Young girls are able to attend school instead of spending hours collecting water. Young boys and girls are no longer too sick or weak to attend school. A better education leads to an opportunity to earn a better living. Clean water is the first step to education, to the economy, and to ending poverty. Clean water is hope."
Water For People - "Water For People works to build a world where all people have access to safe drinking water and sanitation, and where no one suffers or dies from a water- or sanitation-related disease. This is our vision."
For more water resource visit AChildsRight.org.

Peace, Love, Wealth
Kimra Diggs
The Progressive Mama