The average American uses 170 gallons of water every day, according to the EPA. In Africa, on average, a child walks 2-3 miles one way to get a 5 gallon bucket of dirty, contaminated water, then walks home to use it for the daily needs of a family of 10.
Contaminated water kills a child every 15 seconds, or 6000 a day. This is equivelant to 20 jumbo jets crashing with no survivors. This is staggering!
Today is World Water day to bring awareness of the water crisis impacting our world. We can all make a difference. First, you must knw what it is like to live without water and “die for a drink”.
Take the next 12 hours, and go without water. Carry an empty water bottle around and put sticky notes on the faucet reminding you to wait 12 hours.
Next, raise awareness to your friends, join our www.facebook.com/floodthenations page, and give a water filter to a family in need. Or join us on a mission trip and change the life of one of these families forever.
“We can be the generation that no longer accepts that an accident of latitude determines whether a child lives or dies.