Why Clean Water in Sub-Sahara Africa?
Of all the environmental media (soil, water, air, biota) that can be contaminated and impact our health and human development, water is considered the most important.
Access to clean water is fundamental to the development of any community. Clean water restores hope and unlocks potential. It impacts the lives of people and communities. Yet, for nearly 1 billion people in the world, water use is often less than 5 liters a day of unsafe water compared to average water use of 200-300 liters per person each day in most countries in Europe.
Close to 2 million children die every year, largely due to lack of clean water supply and preventable water-borne disease like diarrhea.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, over 40 per cent of all the people are without improved drinking water.
According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), nearly 66% of people who lack safe drinking water live on less than $2 a day. The percentage of people who meet these criteria is highest in Africa.
EnviroOne is a clean water organization that is contributing to providing clean water and solving the water crisis in sub-Saharan Africa, beginning in Sierra Leone, one of the poorest countries in the world.