Every day, in rural communities across South America, millions of people suffer from a lack of access to clean and safe drinking water. For school-aged children, it is a burden that traps them in poverty.
Water is a daily and crippling challenge. Without water you can’t grow food, you can’t build housing, you can’t stay healthy, you can’t stay in school and you can’t keep working.
Clean water means everything to communities in need: it prevents death from waterborne diseases, it improves community health and eases the burden of carrying water long distances for women and children, and it is the basis for education and economic empowerment.
But, this water crisis can be solved.
OiKOS Foundation for Sustainable Development with its Water Project is working towards breaking this cycle.
Children often bear the burden of walking miles each day to find water in streams and ponds, filled with waterborne diseases which result in numerous illnesses in these communities. Diseases and the time consuming search for water, diminish their chances of a future.
• Access to safe water is fundamental to the development of any community.
• Safe and reliable water restores hope and unlocks potential.
• Girls under 15 are twice as likely as boys to be the family member responsible for fetching water.
We work on these four UN Sustainable Development Goals
GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
CLIMATE ACTION AND BENEFITS
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