August is World Water Quality month.
Did you know that 663 million people in the world do not have access to safe water? This is roughly one in nine of the world’s population. Women and children collectively walk 200 million miles a day to collect water, water which is often dirty and unsafe. Half of the world’s hospital beds are filled with people suffering from water related diseases and 1.5 million children die every year due to water related diseases.
We recognise we are in a fortunate position as a company and want to do what we can to help others. That is why we have teamed up with Last Night A DJ Saved My Life and Drop4Drop to help with the water crisis and fund 17 fresh water wells across 17 communities in Africa where over 345 million people lack access to clean water.
At one of the locations (Afulu, Kasungu, Malawi) people used to get water from the closest river. This is very hazardous for human beings as during the rainy season all wastes flow into the river, but the people had no other option. Now, they have access to clean water in the village, people will not run the risk of getting water-based diseases such as typhoid. Children can spend more time in education and the adults will have more time for farming maize, soya beans and Irish potatoes.
If you are interested in finding out more about some of the projects you can do so by following this link https://drop4drop.org/projects/gbokiden/