Stats and info from charity: water
663 million people in the world live without clean water. That’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide, or, twice the population of the United States.
The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not only does walking for water keep kids out of school or take up time that parents could be using to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick.
In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water.
Access to clean water gives communities more time to grow food, earn an income, and go to school -- all of which fight poverty
Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.
43% of those deaths are children under five years old. Access to clean water and basic sanitation can save around 16,000 lives every week.
Women are responsible for 72% of the water collected in Sub-Saharan Africa.
When a community gets water, women and girls get their lives back. They start businesses, improve their homes, and take charge of their own futures.
WHY CHARITY: WATER?
Since 2006, charity: water has funded more than 28,000 water projects around the world to help 8.2 million people get access to clean water, hygiene and improved sanitation.
charity: water uses 100% of donated funds directly on building water projects in developing nations, since all administrative costs are taken care of by private donors.
Sikhazana donates 10% of net revenues (before taxes and expenses) to charity: water to help fund clean and safe water solutions. We encourage all of our friends and customers to partake in dasvandh (10% donation of income to charity of your choice).
Note: Sikhazana has no official partnerships with charity: water, we donate directly to their fund to build water projects.