March 21, 2014
Tomorrow, March 22nd, is World Water Day, and today starts GW's Water Week!
Did you know that½.
- Women spend 200 million hours a day collecting water*
- Diseases caused from unclean water and poor sanitation kills more people each year than any form of violence, including war.*
If you are like us, you are not okay with those stats. Imagine having to walk miles every day to get water. All those hours spent collecting water are hours away from school, work and family. Plus, the water that it takes hours to collect is often contaminated and will lead to sickness and possibly death.
Will you join us in our efforts to improve access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education?
This week (March 21 - March 28th) Global Women is partnering with Seeds of Hope Zambia to put 30 bio sand filters in homes where women are the heads of the household.
BioSand Filters are low tech, in-home filtration systems that remove up to 98 percentof water pathogens and last a lifetime.
One BioSand Filter cost $85. Will you consider donating to make a life changing difference in Zambia? Click here to donate.
Photo Credit: Seeds of Hope
We have set a goal to raise enough funds for 30 bio sand filters, any additional funds will be used for future GW water initiatives.