The lack of safe water and sanitation leads to disease, poverty, lack of education, and death.
Unsafe water and lack of sanitation kills nearly TWO MILLION PEOPLE each year.
Most of the people who die from water-borne diseases are children under the age of five, with one person dying every 15 seconds. 2 in 5 people in sub Saharan Africa lack safe water.
Diarrhea is the leading killer of children in sub Saharan Africa.
A baby born in Malawi is 14 times more likely to die in infancy than a child born in the United States. (84 out of 1,000 babies born in Malawi die before the age of 5.) Many of these are due to diarrhea from drinking unsafe water.